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November 22, J 



877 



[1897. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



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NOVEMBER 22, 1897. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, November 26, 1897. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor and A-ld . 
Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Balienberg, Kent, Cloiat, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, 
Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kaliler, 
Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, 
Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn. Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Kim- 
bell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, M^iner- 
ney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, Sproui, 
Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math and Bennett 
(34th ward). 

Absent— Aid. Harlan, Butler and How- 
ell. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Plotke moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held November 16, 1897, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending November 15, 
1897, which was 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 22Qd, 1897. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, with- 
out my approval, repealing ordinance 
passed by your Honorable Body at its last 
meeting for the opening of Webster street, 
from North Clark street to Southport ave- 
nue, would suggest that Section 2 of said 
ordinance be amended to read as follows : 

"That the City Comptroller is hereby 
directed to refund all moneys paid on ac- 
count of said Warrant No. 19500, less 



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November 22,] 878 

twelve per cent for costs, upon the presen- 
tation of the original receipts for the same." 
Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Portman, moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Portman moved that the ordinance 
be amended in accordance with the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Portman moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended: 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
.son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Al wart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerny, Mowrer, Reichardt, , Northrop, 
iSproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34:th ward)— 64. 

IVai/s— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the opening of 

Webster street, from North Clark street 

to Southport avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the opening of Webster 
street, from North Clark street to South- 
port avenue," passed April 7th, 1892, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed December 8th, 
1894, Warrant No. 19500, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller 
is hereby directed to refund all moneys 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 19500, 
less 12 per cent for costs, upon the pre- 



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sentation ot the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication: 

Office of the 
Counsel to the Corporation, 
Chicago, November 20th, 1897, , 
To the HovnraUe the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen— In answer to your di- 
rection to furnish to the Council an opinion 
as to whether the city can grant to the Illi- 
nois Central Railway Company the right 
to fill enough of the lake to build a round- 
house at 27th street in consideration that 
said railway company shall grant land to 
the city for the continuation of 26th street 
to the lake and building a station at that 
point, and shall stop its suburban trains 
there, I beg to say that I am of the 
opinion that the Council has no power 
legally to make such a grant, and I beg to 
refer, for my reasons thereon, to an opinion 
rendered His Honor, Mayor Harrison, 
under date October 28th, 1897, a copy of 
which I append hereto. 

I am of the opinion that the extension of 
28th street to the lake, building of a sta- 
tion and stopping suburban trains at that 
point, could not give to the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railway Company any greater right 
to fill in the seven acres of submerged 
land referred to than it now possesses. 
The law requires that the pier or prop- 
erty filled in shall have been constructed 
so that in itself Its maintenance will bene- 
fit the people in their enjoyment and navi- 
gation of the waters of the lake. The ex- 
tension of the street would assist perhaps 
in the enjoyment of the waters of the lake 
by the people, but such extension can be 
made without the consent of the railway 
company, and without the necessity of 
practically conveying to the company 
seven acres of land. The stopping of sub- 
urban trains at that point, the building of 
a station, and the extension of the street, 
would not form, therefore, a sufficient 
basis for such grant to the railway com- 
pany. 

Respectfully yours, 

Chas. S. Thornton, 
Corporation Coimsel. 
Which was, after debate, placed on file. 



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[1897. 



The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing communication: 

Departmpjnt of Finance, ) 
Chicago, 18th Nov., 1897. > 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council of the City of Chicago: 
GENTiiEMEN— 1 submit herewith a draft 
of a preamble and ordinance, and respect- 
fully request its passage by your Honor- 
able Body. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. WALI.ER, 

Comptroller. 

Wheeeas, The City Council has ordered 
certain public improvements which must 
be paid for by special assessment; and, 

Whereas, The City Council has or- 
dered the Commissioner of Public Works 
to make said public improvements before 
said special assessments have been col- 
lected; and, 

Whereas, The said Commissioner, in 
accordance with said order, has com- 
menced work on said public improve- 
ments; and, 

Whereas, Such public improvements 
involve certain costs, such as for inspec- 
tion and engineering, which must be paid 
as the work proceeds, and there are now 
due and unpaid certain pay rolls for work 
of this kind already done on said improve- 
ments; and. 

Whereas, The City Comptroller, be- 
cause said improvements have been made 
before the special assessments have been 
collected, has no money in his hands with 
which he can pay said costs, but will have 
money for that purpose when said assess- 
ments are collected; now, therefore, 
Beit ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
Is hereby authorized and directed, from this 
time on, to pay out \ot moneys not other- 
wise appropriated, what are known techni- 
cally as "the costs" of all improvements to 
l)e paid for by special assessment which 



have been, or shall be, ordered made by 
the City Council before enough money 
has been collected upon said special assess- 
ments to pay said costs. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller 
is authorized and directed to return the 
several amounts of said costs, so advanced, 
to the fund from which they were taken as 
soon as sufficient money shall be collected 
upon each special assessment to enable 
him so to do. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 
quest for concurrence in the purchase of a 
school site on Southwest boulevard. West 
24th street and Sacramento avenue, and 
the building of a 24-room school building 
on said site. 

ALSO, 

For concurrence in the erection of an 8- 
room addition to the Bryant School, and a 
12-room addition to the OToole School, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication: 

Chicago, November 22, 1897. 

To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen 
of the City of Chicago : 

The Brotherhood of Electrical Mechanics 
hereby desire to protest against the pas- 
sage of an ordinance, recommended for 
passage by the Committee on Judiciary of 
your Honorable Body, under date of No- 
vember 5th, entitled, "An ordinance to 
license, regulate and control electrical con- 
tractors, interior electrical wiremen and 
operators of electrical machinery," for the 
following reasons: 

We do not believe the ordinance is in ac- 
cord with the constitutional rights of our 
members; we believe it would tend to pre- 
vent our members from ever becoming 
contractors for the sale of their own labor; 
we believe it would restrict competition, 
and allow the formation of a "trust" for 
the control of all electrical work in this 
city; we believe that the charter of the 
City of Chicago does not give that myster- 



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ious body known as the Civil Service Com- 
mission the power to pass on the compe- 
tency of men who may be engaged in 
electrical work, any more than it gives the 
Civil Service Commission the power to 
pass upon the competency of persons en- 
gaged in the practice of law, medicine, 
theology or osteology. 

If it is the desire of your Honorable 
Body to pass a measure to increase the rev- 
enue of the city, we are willing to pay our 
just share. But we think it wrong to pick 
out a trade which is confessedly already 
poorly paid, and add to its burden of tax- 
ation. 

TrustiDg that you will defeat this ordi- 
nance, we remain, 

Respectfully yours, 

Brotherhood of Electrical MechT,nics, 
Per Chas. B. Quealy, 
Business A gent. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following ordinance : 

ORDINANCE 

Amending Paragraphs 2015 and 2020 of 
Chapter LXXI, entitled Weights and 
Measures of the Revised Code of Chi- 
cago, 1897. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of tM 
City of Chicago : 

That said Paragraph 2015 of said Chap- 
ter LXXi, entitled Weights and Measures 
of the Revised Code of Chicago, 1897, be 
and the same is hereby amended by insert- 
ing immediately before the following pro- 
vision : " For inspecting and sealing any 
dry measure, each, five cents," the follow- 
ing : 

For inspecting and sealing any one- 
bushel or two bushel measures, each, 
fifteen cents . 

That said Paragraph 2015 be and the 
same is hereby further amended by insert- 
ing between the words "any" and " dry " 
in the said provision for a five cents charge 



for inspecting and sealing any dry meas- 
ure, the word "other." 

That said Paragraph 2015 when amended 
as aforesaid shall read as follows : 

"2015. Fees fok Inspection — The 
Inspector of Weights and Measures shall 
be entitled to demand and receive before 
the delivery of said certificate mentioned 
in Section 2007 the following fees : 

For inspecting and sealing railroad or 
track scales of the capacity of twenty tons 
and upwards, each, three dollars and fifty 
cents. 

For inspecting and sealing scales of from 
three to ten tons capacity, each, one dollar. 
For inspecting and sealing dormant 
scales, each, fifty cents. 

For inspecting and sealing movable 
platform scales, each, thirty- five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing beams weigh- 
ing one thousand pounds and upwards, 
each, thirty- five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing hopper scales, 
each, one dollar and twenty-five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing counter scales, 
each, twenty cents. 

For inspecting and sealing every patent 
balance, steelyard or other instrument for 
weighing, other than above enumerated, 
each, twenty cents. 

And with each scale sealed by him, he 
shall inspect and seal one set of weights, 
without any additional charge or compen- 
sation. 

For inspecting and sealing any two- 
bushel or one-bushel measures, each, 
fifteen cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any other 
dry measure, each, five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid meas- 
ures of a capacity of five gallons and up- 
wards, each, ten cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid meas- 
ures of a capacity of not less than one gal- 



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[1897. 



Ion, nor more than five gallons, each ten 
cents. 

For inspecting and sealing one-half gal- 
lon and one quart liquid measures, each 
five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid meas- 
ures of less capacity than one quart, each, 
five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any board or 
cloth measure, each, five cents. 

And in every case where he may, at the 
request of the owner, employ labor or ma- 
terial in making any scale, weight or 
measure accurate, he shall be entitled to a 
just compensation therefor." 

That said paragraph 2020 of Chapter 
LXXI., entitled Weights and Measures, of 
the Kevised Code of Chicago, 1897, be and 
the same is hereby amended by inserting 
between the word "contents," and the 
word "or" immediately following the said 
word "contents" in the sixth line of said 
paragraph 2020, the following: 

Or who shall sell or offer for sale coal 
by basket or other vessel for measurement 
not of legal standard one- bushel or two- 
bushel capacity which shall have been 
rated by said Inspector, so that said para- 
graph as amended shall read as follows: 

"2020. Any person who shall sell or 
offer for sale, any fruit, vegetables, ber- 
ries, or grain of any description, or any ar- 
ticle of dry measurement, within the City 
of Chicago, in wine measures, or in any 
other than legal dry measures which shall 
have been rated by the Inspector of 
Weights and Measures, whether of pint, 
quart or other contents; or who shall sell 
or offer for sale coal by basket or 
other vessel for measurement not of legal 
standard one-bushel or two- bushel capac- 
ity which shall have been rated by said In- 
spector: or who shall practice deceit or 
fraud in the sale of wood or coal, by sell- 
ing for a cord of wood less than one 
hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet of 



wood, or for a ton of coal less than two 
thousand pounds ot coal, shall be subject 
to a fine of not less than five nor more 
than twenty-five dollars for each offense." 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
License. 

The Clerk (by request of Aid. Miller) 
presented a petition urging the passage of 
the order prohibiting the construction of 
bridges, passageways, etc., by the "Union 
Loop" into private buildings, etc. and 
moved that the petition be published and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the petition: 
To the Mayor and Common Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

We, the undersigned, approve, recom- 
mend and urge the immediate passsage of 
what is known as "The Francis Ordi- 
nance," prohibiting the construction of 
passageways, bridges, platforms or struc- 
tures of any kind leading from the "Union 
Loop" into stores or buildings adjacent to 
their line. 

We heartily indorse the "Francis ordi- 
nance," as given below, which has been 
found to be legal and valid in every par- 
ticular by the Corporation Counsel, and 
recommended for passage by the Council 
Judiciary Committee: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whereas, The construction 
of passageways, bridges, platforms or 
structures of any kind or nature whatso- 
ever, connecting or joining the roadbed or 
its station of the Union Consolidated Ele- 
vated Railway Company, otherwise known 
as the "Union Loop," in the City of Chi- 
cago, to and with the building or buildings 
on property adjacent thereto, is a public 
nuisance, a menace to health and against 
the public interests and illegal. 

Sec . 2. It is therf ore hereby ordered and 
directed that all such passageways.bridges, 
platforms or structures of any kind or 
nature whatsoever, as designated in Sec- 
tion one (1) hereof, shall be removed at 
once, and that the building or construction 
of such passageways, bridges, platforms or 
structures in the future be and is hereby 
prohibited. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby ordered and directed to 



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[1897, 



cause to be removed at once all such struc- 
tures. 

Foreman Shoe Company, corner State 
and Madison streets, and 149-151 State 
street. 

Shourds, Adcock & Teufel, 66 State street, 
corner Randolph. 

Hyman, Berg & Co., State and Wash- 
ington. 

J. B. Moos, Randolph and Dearborn 
streets. 

The Fair, State and Adams streets. 

H. R. Eagle & Co., 70 Wabash avenue. 

The George Bohner Company, 83-86 
Wabash avenue. 

Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Com- 
pany, 80-82 Wabash avenue. 

Metcalf Stationery Company, 86 Wabash 
avenue. 

Dennison Manufacturing Company, 90 
Wabash avenue. 

The Tobey Furniture Company, 100 
Wabash avenue. 

Frank Brothers, State and Monroe streets. 

Pope Manufacturing Company, 105 Wa- 
bash avenue. 

The Almini Company, 107 Wabash av- 
enue. 

C. Jevne & Co., 109 and HI Wabash av- 
enue. 

W. C. Yosburgh Manufacturing Com- 
pany, 114 and 116 Wabash avenue. 
Thayer & Chandler, 46 Madison street. 
Haskell Bros., 52 Madison street. 
Stanton & Co., 54 Madison street. 
The Formosa, 88 State street. 

Economical Drug Company, 84 State 
street. 

John Kranz, 78 State street. 

Milton Rubel, southeast corner Randolph 
and Dearborn streets. 

Streeter Bros., State and Madison. 

Evan Lloyd, 136 State street. 

S. Bishop & Co., 156 State street. 

New York Dry Goods Store, 166 to 172 
State street. 

E. B. Grossman & Co. 

Craig & Williams Company, 81 Adams 
street. 

The Strauss Stocking Company, 
bash and Adams. 



Wa- 



Chas. W. Barnes, 161 Wabash avenue. 
The Yale & Towne Mnufacturing Com- 
pany, 154 Wabash avenue. 
A. H. Blackall&Son. 
Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. 
James Wilde, Jr. & Co. 
Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. 
G. L. Klein & Co. 
Buck & Rayner. 
Huyler's. 
John T. Shayne. 
E. W. King. 

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. 
Otto Young. 

C. D . Peacock. 

S. F. Wilson & Co. 

D. R. Dyche & Co. 
Wm. A. Dyche. 
Charles H. Slack. 

Geo. P. Blume, 64 Wabash avenue. 

H. B. Armstrong, 64 Wabash avenue. 

French and Potter Company, per H. C. 
French, Treasurer. 

Sam. P. K. Markman, 1202 Ashland 
Block. 

Simeon E. Baum, 88 and 90 Washington 
street. 

E. H. Sargent & Co., 108 Wabash ave- 
nue. 

Browning, King & Co. 

J. A. Colby & Sons, 148-154 Wabash ave- 
nue. 

The Clerk presented the annual report 
of the Citizens' Association for the year 
1897, which was 

Placed on tile. 

ALSO, 

The report of the City Physician for the 
month of October, 1897, which was 
Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

Frontage consents in favor of the North 
Side Electric Street Railway for tracks on 
Dearborn avenue and Chicago avenue, 
which were 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

Frontage consents in favor of the Chi- 
cago Electric Transit Company for track* 
on Kedzie avenue and California avenue, 
which were 

Placed on file. 



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[1897. 



The Commissioner of Public Works submitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, Nov. 2'4 1897. 5 

To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

1 deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following streets : 



ON 


I ROM 


TO 


SIZE. 


Probable 

cost,including 

Hydrants 

and Basins. 


REMARKS. 


Wolfram st 

95th st 


Western av 

Pleasant av 

95th st 


395 ft. east 

Longwood av. . 
375ft. south... 


6 in. 
8 in. 
6-in. 


$ 355 00 
I 630 00 


Pays 10c. 


Longwood av 


Pays 10c. 







Respectfully, L. E. McGann, 

Commissioner of Public WorTis. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the 
streets mentioned in the foregoing com- 
munication. 

The motion prevailed hy yeas and nays 
as follows: 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin,0'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powets, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, flirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

^ai/g- None. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Spaulding avenue, from Ogden avenue to 
Douglas boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Biewer, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleson, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 



Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (B4th ward)— 64. 



Nai/s— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides 
of South Chicago avenue, from 75th street 
to South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimates therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleson, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Wai/8— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
17th street, from Loomis street to Robey 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hurt, the ordinance was passed and 



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the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fea8— Coughlin, Gunther, Kenna, Cook» 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O' Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirscb, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

^ays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Newberry avenue, from Taylor street to 
12th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, BallenDerg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, JSorthrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate tor a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
23rd street, from Whipple street to Sacra- 
mento avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Miller, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberhorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
19th place, from Johnson street to Brown 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meek, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Daddleston. Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuice, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer. Reichardt Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Throop street, from 59th street to 61st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mowrer, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing. Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8rh ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on the east side 
of Stony Island avenue, from 92d place to 
93d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiora, the ordinance was passed and 



November 22J 885 



[1897. 



^ the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
I*, and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
' Cloldt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
■' Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ier, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
■ gler, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch.ychlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



^ays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Oakley avenue, from Fullerton avenue to 
Station street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schlake, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

l^eas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8ih ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 

;, Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt Northrop, 

I, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

;■ Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on north side of 
Addison avenue, from Elston avenue to 
the river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kimbell, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

reo-s- Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 



Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on south side 
of 70th street, from Aberdeen street to 
Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Northrop, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays—N one. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on east side of 
Colfax avenue, from 75fch street to 77tli 
street . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiora, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake,Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math,Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 



Nays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on north side of 
99th street, from Prospect avenue to alley 
east. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiora, the ordinance was passed and 



November 22,] 



886 



[1897. 



the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Hector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



^aiys— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on south side of 
92nd place, from Stony Island avenue to 
McFariand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiora, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Gunther, Kenna, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)-64. 

Z^^aiys— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on east side of 
Prospect avenue, from 99th street to 66X 
feet north. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiora, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

F6a8— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenherg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

^ays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on west side of 
Indiana avenue, from 66th place to 67th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul. Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nai/8— None. 



AL.SO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
105th street, from Yincennes avenue to 
Centre avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sproul, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yea«— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



Nays— ^ one. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on east side of 
Albany avenue, from Grace street to Addi- 
son street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kimbell, the ordinance was passed and 



November 22,] 



887 



[1897. 



the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows* 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddlestion, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kim bell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
ineruey, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on north side of 
25th street, from California avenue to 
Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Miller, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett, (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Bogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk en both sides of 
Trumbull avenue, from I8th street to 
Douglas boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Miller, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yeas—Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 

Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 

Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 

Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 

p. Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 

Uv ler, Francis, Maypole, Ltitle, Beilfuss, 

^^ Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 

■k son, Walsh. Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 

^■.Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 

^B gler, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 

^H Barry, Portman, Hirscb, Schlake, Cannon, 

^H Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 

I 



\ 



Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



ATai^s— None. 



ALSO. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on east side of 
Sacramento avenue, from 22d street to 23d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on rnotion of Aid. 
Biewer, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy,. 
Meek, Bennettt (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 



Nays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
56th street, from Halsted street to Morgan 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Keichardt, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas- Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- i 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley. Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Maih, Ben- 
nett (34th Ward)— 64. 

iVays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on southwest 
side of Burnside avenue, from St. Lawrence 
avenue to Langley avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was passed and 



November 22, j 



888 



[1897. 



the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
JZiehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schiake, Cannon, 
Kim bell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, JSorthrop, 
^Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on west side of 
Dauphin avenue, from 87th street to 88th 
place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Kfenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
5^iehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schiake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowref, Reichardt, Northrop, 
iSproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

^ai;«— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate tor a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Vincennes avenue, from 87th street to 9l8t 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sproul, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas- Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
jer, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barrv, Portman, Hirsch, Schiake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
56th street, from Cottage Grove avenue to 
LC.R.R. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenbere, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner. Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller. Biewer, Duddleston, Gazzolo, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schiake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on east side of 
Kedzie avenue, from Douglas Park boule- 
vard to 16th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Miller, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin. Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward). Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, ruite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schiake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on east side of 
Armour avenue, from 34th street to 35th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ballenberg, the ordinance was passed and 



November 22,] 



[1897. 



the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reich ardt, Northrop, 
Sproul. Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett {34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— lHone. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Princeton avenue, from 53d street to 65th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mowrer, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Fens— Cough lin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch. Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8fh ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, <;ilwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on north side of 
51st street, from Calumet avenue to Grand 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mavor, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8fh ward), Klenha, Burt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwarr, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop^ 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
ma,te for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Parnell avenue, from 70th street to 7 1st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Northrop, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yea» 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent^ 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenaer, Murphy. 
Meek, Bennett (Sth ward), Klenha, Rurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers^ 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker^ 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Recror, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sprou , Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nai/s— None, 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Sacramento avenue, from Lake street to 
12Lh street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kahler, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Couahlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg. Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8'h ward), Klenha. Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
scm, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart. Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer. Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul. Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 



Nays—l^one. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Sawyer avenue, from 15th street to 16th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Miller, the ordinance was passed and the 



:November 22,1 890 



[1897. 



estimate therewith approved by yeas -and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cioidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, "Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, flirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
65th place, from Stony Island avenue to 
Illinois Central Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas -Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cioidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller,Biewer,Gazzolo,Uuddlestou,Kahler, 
Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, Zlehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
KimbelJ, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

iVcii/s— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Whipple street, from Yan Buren street to 
Colorado avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Francis, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cioidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby. O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney. Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, 'Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

^ays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Lexington street, from California avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kahler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cioidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Ways— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in Magnolia avenue, from 
Lawrence avenue to Argyle street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Portman, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cioidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Duddleston, Gazzolo, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

iVaiys— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in the north side of 75th 
street, from Monroe avenue to Madison 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (84th ward), the ordinance was 



Kovember 22, J 



891 



(1897. 



passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, iJallenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole,. Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
KimbelJ, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34thward)-64. 



iVays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in West 108th street, from 
Wentworth avenue to the right of way of 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sproul, the ordinance was passed, and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, NorthroD, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th wardj— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in the north side of 75th 
street, from Stony Island avenue to Wash- 
ington avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Fms— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



^ays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in the west side of North 
Clark street, fiom Irving Park boulevard 
to Byron street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cannon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



Nays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in Hayes street, from 
Kimball avenue to the alley east of Ballou 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kimbell, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

JTeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



Ways— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in West Harrison street, 
from South 47th avenue to South 48th av- 
enue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McCarthy, the ordinance was put upon its 



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[1897. 



passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcaliy,Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward)— 64. 



Nays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in West 105rh place, froni 
Wentworth avenue to the right of way of 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snroul, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller,Biewer,Gazzola,Duddle8ton,Kahler, 
Francis. Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst. Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mdlcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 



Nays— None. 



AliSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water supply pipe in West Mon- 
roe street, from the right cf way of the 
Belt Line Railroad of Chicago (South 46th 
avenue) to South 48th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rector, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, V^alsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barrv, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 



Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water supply pipe in Follansbee 
street, from Catalpa court to the first alley 
east of Humboldt boulevard (north of 
Follansbee street). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Tuite, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yeas- Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (Schward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance establish- 
lishing grade on sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cannon, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston. Kan- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh,- Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, tteichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Establishing grade on sundry streets in the 

City of Chicago, County of Cook and 

State of Illinois. 
Be U ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the grade of the fol- 



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lowing named streets, at the points named 
herein, be and the same is hereby estab- 
lished as follows, to- wit : 
On Lafayette Parkway, at a point 

1000 feet east of Sheffield avenue. .8.00 ft. 
On Castlewood Terrace, at a point 

1000 feet east of Sheffield avenue. .8.00 ft. 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by 
the Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal, and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the late 
Board of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, as the base or datum for city levels. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts 
of ordinances conflicting with this ordi- 
nance be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section ,3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

also. 

A report and ordinance repealing ordi- 
nance for the improvement of 67th street, 
from State street to South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Snroul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

JVaiys— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of 67 th street, from State street to 
South Park avenue. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for the improvement of 67th 
street, from State street to South Park 
avenue," passed December 23d, 1895, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance. Docket No. 20457 of the 
County Court of Cook County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

AliSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordi- 
nance for electrtc light posts on Wells 
street, from Division street to North ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maltby, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas—Coughlin, Kenna, Guntherj Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Ltitle, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, iNorthrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Ifays—Noae. 

The following is the ordinance as passed 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for electric light 
posts on Wells street, from Division 
street to Norih avenue. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for electric light posts on 
Wells street, from Division street to North 
avenue," passed February 24th, 1897, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed October 20th 
1897, Warrant No. 22959, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller 



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is hereby directed to refund* all moneys 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 22959, 
upon the presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordi- 
nance for widening North avenue, from 
North Clark street to La Salle avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maltby, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
flaberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

JVaiys— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the widening 
ing of North avenue, from North Clark 

street to La Salle avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the widening of North 
avenue, from North Clark street to La 
Salle avenue," passed March 9th, 1896, be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby directed to have the 
judgment in case. General Docket No. 
174829 of the Superior Court, set aside and 
vacated, the petition and supplemental 
petition dismissed, the assessment roll an- 
nulled and the cause stricken from the 
docket of said court. 

Section B. This ordinance shall be in 
foEce from and after its passage. 



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petitions, communications and ordi- 
nances. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order to per- 
mit Griesheimer to erect sign at No. 35 
Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order re- 
questing the Civil Service Commission to 
give another examination to ex-police 
officers, etc., and moved its passage. 

Aid. O'Brien moved its reference to the 
Committee on Police Department. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to suspend the 
rules to pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays us 
follows: 

Feos— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, 
Hurt, Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, 
Little, Kiolbassa, Rogers, Brennan, 
Powers, Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, 
O'Malley, Lyman, Barry, Port- 
man, Schlake. Cannon, Rector, McCarthy, 
Mulcahy, Mclnerney, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Wiora— 39. 

Nav8—Wiich, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Kahler, Francis, Maypole, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Knudson, Walsh, Plotke, 
Mangier, Maltby, Walker, Hirsch,Kimbell, 
Mowrer, Northrop, Mavor, Nelson, Math, 
Bennett (34th ward)— 25. 

The order was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Civil Service. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a resolution 
looking toward the deepening and widen- 
ing of the Chicago River, etc., which was, 
after debate, 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit Fred Kauffman to erect a V-shape 
sign at the corner of building on Adams 
and Market streets, each side of the "Y" to 
be 6x10 feet, and to be fastened flush to 
building at the 4th floor of same. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Chicago & Western Indiana 
Railway Company to remove the ob- 
structions now maintained by it across 
12th street, under the viaduct, whereby 
free passage east and west from State 



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^ street to Custom House place is prevented; 
and to further notify said railway com- 
\ pany to remove its track or tracks from 
V Custom House place, between 12th and 
'[: Taylor streets, and also to remove all car 
wheels or other material stored or kept by 
it on the west side of Plymouth place, be- 
tween 12th and Taylor streets; all of said 
tracks and obstructions to be removed 
within thirty (30) days from the receipt 
of said notice; and to further notify said 
railway company that in the event of its 
failure or neglect to remove its said tracks 
f and obstructions, within said specified 
time, the City of Chicago will remove said 
tracks and obstructions, and charge the 
expense of such removal to the said rail- 
way company ; and it is hereby further 

Ordered, That in the event of a failure 
or neglect on the part of the said railway 
company to comply with the requirements 
of said notice, as hereinbefore provided, 
the Commissioner of Public Works is 
hereby authorized and directed at any 
time after the expiration of thirty (30) 
days from the sending of said notice to 
proceed to remove the said tracks and 
obstructions hereinbefore mentioned and 
to charge the cost of such removal to the 
said Chicago & Western Indiana Railway 
Company. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Kailroads. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue to the Swetejard Freijot Lodge, No. 
5, permission to string a banner across 
State street, just south of 31st street, to be 
revocable at any time by order of His 
- Honor, the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Hibbard, JSpencer, Bart- 
lett & Co., for the temporary removal of 
one flagstone of the width ot one-half the 
sidewalk in front of their premises on 
Wabash avenue, for the temporary inser- 
tion therein of machinery for the driving 
of a well. This permit shall be revocable 
in the discretion of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brenner presented the following 
order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Abraham Frank to place 
a sign across sidewalk in front of 297 West 
Uth street, the same to be removed at the 



discretion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Bennett (8th 
the following order: 



ward) presented 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit Viles & Kobbins to pave Lumber 
street, from Haisted street to the river, by 
private contract, under the direction of the 
Commissioner. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hurt presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
stop all work by any street railway com- 
pany for the laying of rails, placing of 
poles and stringing of wires on Ashland 
avenue, between 22d street and Archer 
avenue, until a report of the condition of 
the 5-cent fare matter between the Chicago 
General Railway and the West Chicago 
Street Railway can be sent to the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. and S. D., 
by the Corporation Counsel. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Klenha presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit the firm of Bernard & Legat to 
string a canvas sign across the sidewalk in 
front of their place of business located at 
No. 620 Blue Island avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Miller presented a petition for a 
subway at Hamlin avenue under the pro- 
posed elevation of the tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 
which was 

Referred to the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Biewer presented the claim of Fer- 
dinand Jochem for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Duddleston presented a petition to 
transfer Bickerdike Park to the West Chi- 
cago Park Commissioners, which was 

Referred to the Committee On Judiciary. 

Aid. Duddleston presented an order for 
an ordinance for the elevation of the tracks 
of the C. & A. Ry.,C. & M. Ry. and the 
A., T. & S. F. R. R. from 22d street to 
Brighton Park, which was 

Referred to the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation . 

Aid. Duddleston presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to stay all pro- 



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ceedings in the matter of Warrant No. 
21408 for cement sidewalk on Throop street, 
from Yan Buren street to Congress street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Kahler presented an order to pay 
J . C. Magill & Co. amount of special as- 
sessment rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kahler presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the memorial meeting to 
be held on the death of Aid. Henry Lu- 
dolph, set for Tuesday, November 23, 18V<7, 
be postponed until Wednesday, November 
24 1997, at 3 o'clock P. M., and that the 
action of the Council setting aside Tues- 
day, November 23, 1897, as the day of the 
meeting be and the same is hereby re- 
scinded. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Francis presented an order for water 
supply pipes in 40th avenue, from Colorado 
avenue to Lexington street, which was . 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments . 

Aid. Francis presented the following 
order (petition attached): 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to stav all 
proceedings in the matter ot Warrant No. 
21513 for paving alley between Harrison 
and Flournoy streets, from Leavitt street 
to Hoyne avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Little presented the claim of Geo. 
Howard on account of scavenger work, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Little presented an order for blue 
print copies ot all track elevation plans 
pending, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Maltby moved to place the order on 
file. 

Aid. Little moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Ballen- 
berg, Kent, Cloidt, O'Brien, Brenner, 
Mu?Dhv,Meek,Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, 
nSrt, Biewer Gazzolo, Kahler, Francis, 
Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, Ander- 
S Tute, Knudson, Walsh Rogers, 
Br°nnan, Haberkorn, Plotke, McCarthy, 
Mclnerney, Mowrer— 82. 

IVcuys— Gun ther. Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, 
Martin Miller, Duddleston, Kiolboasa, 
Powers, Probst Al wart. Mangier, Maltby, 
O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, Port- 
manrHiVsch, Schlake, Cannon, Kimbell, 



Rector, Reichardt,Northrop,Sprou l.Mavor, 
Nelson, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward) 
-31. 

Thereupon the order was referred to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Maypole presented an order for the 
repeal ot ordinance for paving the alley 
between Walnut and Fulton streets, 
and Kedzie avenue and Homan avenue, 
which was 

Referred to Department of Public Works 
for a repealing ordinance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Lillie Miller for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Taite presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the stay order for the im- 
provement of streets known as the Holstein 
system, passed June 14, 1897, be and the 
same is hereby rescinded. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Tuite presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
advertise for bids for improving the Hol- 
stein system of streets, under ordinance of 
March 15, 1897, and to let the contract 
for the same to the lowest responsible bid- 
der or bidders; orovided, such contractor 
or contractors will wait for payment until 
the assessment for the same shall have been 
collected. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Anderson presented an order to pay 
the Tabitha Hospital $100 on account of 
handling police cases, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kiolbassa presented a petition of 
citizens of the Sixteenth Ward asking for 
the calling of a special election to fill the 
office of Alderman of the Sixteenth Ward, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 



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Aid. Walsh presented the following 
orders*. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby ordered to report to the 
next regular meeting of this Council the 
names and addresses of all persons em- 
ployed in the Gas Inspector's office, the 
salary paid to each one, and also to inform 
the Council by what authority the said 
employes were appointed. 

Whereas, It is the duty of the Gas In- 
spector to make quarterly reports to this 
Council; and, 

Whereas, He has failed to do so; there- 
fore, be it 

Ordered, That the said Gas Inspector 
be and is hereby ordered to report to the 
next regular meeting of this Council, in 
compliance with the ordinance providing 
for and requiring such report. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Knudson presented the .following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Chief of Police report 
to the Council at our next meeting as to 
the facts why he issued an order to the 
police officers to have their clothes made 
by Work Bros. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Rogers presented an ordinance 
compelling bicyclists or other occupants of 
vehicles, etc., to stop after running into 
pedestrians and ascertain amount of dam- 
age, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kim bell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul. Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Any person who, while 
riding, driving or propelling a bicycle or 
other vehicle or instrument of that gen- 
eral character, or while engaged in any 
other method of locomotion, shall run 



against, upon or over any person, upon the 
public highway, or the property of any 
person in his personal possession or use, 
in such a manner as might do an injury or 
cause damage to such person or property, 
and shall not stop at once to ascertain the 
extent of such in jury and to render such 
assistance as may be needed, and shall re- 
fuse to give his or her true name and resi- 
dence, or shall give a false name or resi- 
dence when asked for by the person so 
injured, or by any other person in his be- 
half, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, 
and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined 
not less than five ($5.00) dollars nor more 
than one hundred ($100.00) dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and legal publication. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works grant a permit to Joseph Heidt 
to construct a sign across the sidewalk at 
221 West Madison street for a period of 
forty days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that Aid. Kiol- 
bassa be assigned as a member of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., in 
place of Aid. Ludolph, deceased. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to give to this 
Council at its next meeting an opinion as 
to the right of the Chicago and Great 
Western Railway Company to lay tracks 
in Beach street, from Twelfth to Polk 
streets, and to inform this Council whether 
the Commissioner of Public Works can be 
ordered to remove immediately the tracks 
laid therein by said company in Septem- 
ber or October. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid . Powers presented an order to place 
the Carter H. Harrison bath in condition, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented an order tore- 
fund Brewer & Hoffman Bottling Com- 
pany, W. L. Goggin, Chicago Consolidated 



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Bottling Company and Morand Bros, 
amount of beer bottler's license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented an order for the 
repeal of ordinance for improving the alley 
between De Koven and Bunker streets, and 
Canal and Desplaines streets, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public 
Works for a repealing ordinance. 

Aid. Plotke presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to stay all 
proceedings in the matter of Warrant No. 

for paving the alley between Clark 

street and Cleveland avenue, Belden av- 
enue and FuUerton avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed ^o 
issue a permit to Sidder Bros., 285 E. 
North avenue, to string a banner for thirty 
days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit U. E. Aldrich lo string sign across 
sidewalk in front of 333 Lincoln avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maltby presented an ordinance for 
the elevation of the tracks of the P.. Ft. W. 
& C. Ry., C. & W. 1. Ry., U. S. Y. & T. 
Co., C. & G. T. Ry., A., T. & S. Fe R. R., 
C, M. & N. R. R. and the C, A. & St. L. 
R. R., which was 

Ordered published and referred to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway, and its lessee, 
the Pennsylvania Company ; the Chi- 
cago and Western Indiana Railway 
Company; the Chicago and Grand 
Trunk Railway Company ; the Union 
Stock Yards & Transit Company ; 
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 
Railway Company ; the Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railioad 
Company, and the Chicago, Alton 
and St. Louis Railroad Company, to 
respectively elevate the plane of cer- 
tain of their railway tracks within 
the City of Chicago. . 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. The Pittsburgh, 
2 F(trt Wayne and Chicago Railway, 



3 and its lessee, the Pennsylvania 

4 Company; the Chicago and West- 

5 ern Indiana Railway Company; 

6 the Chicago and Grand Trunk Rail- 

7 way Company; the Union Stock 

8 Yards and Transit Company; the 

9 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail- 

10 road Company; the Chicago, Mad- 

11 ison and N'orthern Railroad Com- 

12 pany, and the Chicago, Alton and 

13 St. Louis Railroad Company; are 

14 respectively hereby ordered and 

15 required to elevate the plane of 

16 their roadbed and tracks within 

17 certain limit of the City of Chicago; 

18 in manner and upon the conditions 

19 hereinafter specified, that is to say: 

Paragraph 1. The Pittsburgh, 

2 Fort Wayne and Chicago Railwayr 

3 and its lessee, the Pennsylvania 

4 Company, shall begin the elevation 

5 of its roadbed and tracks at a point 

6 on the north line of 5.5th street 

7 boulevard where the elevation of 

8 its said elevated roadbed and tracks 

9 shall not be less than 25.65 feet 

10 above city datum, as described in 

11 ordinance passed July 27th, 1896; 

12 (pages 772 and 783 inclusive) of the 

13 OflScial Council Proceedings of the 

14 city; thence said elevated roadbed 

15 and tracks of said Pittsburgh, Fort 

16 Wayne and Chicago Railroad, and 

17 its lessee, the Pennsylvania Com- 

18 pany, shall continue in a northerly 

19 direction and on a descending 

20 gradient of about .13 per centum 

21 for a distance of about 1,320 feet to 

22 a point about on the north line of 53d 

23 street, where an elevation of not 

24 less than 23.9 feet above city datum 

25 shall be attained ; thence said ele- 

26 vated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

27 tinue in a northerly direction and 

28 on an ascending gradient ot about 

29 .08 per centum for a distance of 

30 about 1,320 feet to a point about 

31 the northern line of 51 st street where 

32 an elevation of not less than 25.0 

33 feet above city datum shall be 

34 attained; thence said elevated 

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level grade for a distance of about 
13.200 feet to a point about on the 
north li]ie of Thirty- first street, 
where an elevation of not less than 
25.0 feet above city datum shall be 
attained ; and crossing in said last 
mentioned course at grade in For- 
tieth street, the tracks of the Union 
Stock Yards and Transit Company, 
as hereinafter mentioned; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northerly direc- 
tion and on a descending gradient 
of about .07 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 2,650 feet to a point 
about on the north line of Twenty- 
sixth street, where and elevation of 
not less than 23.1 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northerly direc- 
tion and on a descending gradient 
of about .04 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 2,675 feet to a point 
about on the north line of Twenty- 
second street, where an elevation 
of not less than 22.0 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northerly direc- 
tion and they shall descend on the 
most suitable gradient convenient 
and practicable to said Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 
Company to a connection with its 
present roadbed and tracks. 

Paragraph 2. From a poiiit 
about 200 feet south of the south 
line of Seventy-second street, the 
roadbed and tracks of the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railway 
Company shall be elevated and they 
shall descend on the most suitable 
gradient convenient and practicable 
to said company, and in a northerly 
direction from said inital point to 
a point about on the south line of 
Seventieth street, where an eleva- 
tion of not less than 24.9 feet above 
city datum shall be attained; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northerly direc- 
tion and on an ascending gradient 



18 of about .29 per centum for a dis- 

19 tance of about 700 feet to a point 

20 about on the south line of Sixty- 

21 ninth street, where an elevation of 

22 not less than 26.9 feet above city 

23 datum shall be attained; thence 

24 said elevated roadbed and tracks 

25 shall continue in a northerly direc- 

26 tion and on an ascending gradient 

27 of about .07 percentum for a dis- 

28 tance of about 4,010 feet to a point 

29 about on the north line of Sixty- 

30 third street, where an elevation of 

31 not less than 29.7 feet above city 

32 datum shall be attained; thence 

33 said elevated roadbed and tracks 

34 shall continue in a northerly direc- 

35 tion and on a descending gradient 

36 of about .05 percentum for a distance 

37 of about 5,310 feet to a point about 

38 on the north line of Fifty- fifth 

39 Street boulevard, where an eleva- 

40 tion of not less than 27.0 feet above 

41 city datum shall be attained; thence 

42 said elevated roadbed and tracks 

43 shall continue in a northerly direc- 

44 tion and on a descending gradient 

45 of about .20 percentum for a dis- 
'46 tance of about 1,530 feet to a point 

47 about on the north line of Fifty- 

48 third street, where an elevation of 

49 not less than 23.9 feet above city 

50 datum shall be attained; thence said 

51 elevated roadbed and tracks shall 

52 continue in a northerly direction 

53 and on an ascending gradient of 

54 about .08 percentum for a distance 

55 of about 1,320 feet to a point about 

56 on the north line of Fifty-first 

57 street, where an elevation of not 

58 less than 25.0 feet above city datum 

59 shall be attained ; thence said ele- 

60 vated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

61 tinue in a northerly direction and 

62 on a level grade for a distance 

63 ot about 13,200 feet to a point about 

64 on the north line of Thirty-first 

65 street, where an elevation of not 

66 less than 25.0 feet above city datum 

67 shall be attained, and crossing in 

68 said last mentioned course at grade 

69 in Fortieth street, the proposed 

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71 Union Stock Yards and Transit 

72 Company, as hereinafter provided; 

73 thence said elevated roaibed and 

74 tracks shall continue in a northerly 

75 direction and on a descending grad- 

76 lent of about .07 percentum for a 

77 distance of about 2,650 feet to a 

78 point about on the north line of 

79 Twenty- sixth street, where an ele- 

80 vation of not less than 23.1 feet 

81 above city datum shall be attained; 

82 thence said elevated roadbed and 

83 tracks shall continue in a northerly 

84 direction and on a descending grad- 

85 lent of about .04 percentum for a 

86 distance of about 2,675 feet to a point 

87 about on the north line of Twenty- 

88 second street, where an elevation of 

89 not less than 22 . feet above city da- 

90 turn shall be attained; thence said 

91 elevated roadbed and tracks shall 

92 continue in a northerly and easterly 

93 direction and they shall descend on 

94 the most suitable gradient conven- 

95 lent and practicable to said Chicago 

96 and Western Indiana Railway 

97 Company to a connection with its 

98 present roadbed and tracks. 

Paragraph 3. From a point about 

2 on the west line of Wentworth ave- 

3 nue, the tracks of the Union Stock 

4 Yards and Transit Company shall 

5 be elevated, and they shall con- 

6 tinue in a westerly direction and 

7 shall ascend on a gradient of about 

8 .70 percentum for a distance of 

9 about 1,260 feet to a point about on 

10 the east line of the right of way of 

11 the said Pittsburgh,Fort Wayne and 

12 Chicago Railway Company in Ste- 

13 wart avenue, where an elevation of 

14 not less than 25.0 feet above city 

15 datum shall be attained; thence 

16 said elevated roadbed and tracks of 

17 said Union Stock Yards and Transit 

18 Company shall continue in a west- 

19 erly direction and on a level grade 

20 for a distance of about 1,340 feet to 

21 a point about on the west line of 

22 Wallace street, where an elevation 

23 of not less than 25.0 feet above city 

24 datum shall be attained; and cross- 

25 ing in said last mentioned course. 



26 the proposed elevated roadbed and 

27 tracks of the said Pittsburgh, Fort 

28 Wayne and Chicago Railway and 

29 the Chicago and Western Indiana 

30 Railway as hereinbefore required; 

31 Ihence said elevated roadbed and 

32 tracks of the Union Stock Yards 

33 and Transit Company shall con- 

34 tinue in a w^esterly direction and 

35 on a descending gradient of about 

36 1.0 percentum for a distance of 

37 about 1,240 feet to a point imme- 

38 diately under the east line of the 

39 South Halsted street viaduct,where 

40 the elevation of said roadbed and 

41 tracks of said company shall be 12.8 

42 feet, as they are now located. 

Paragraph 4. From a point on the 

2 west line of new Stewart avenue 

3 and on the proposed elevated road- 

4 bed and tracks of the branch rail- 

5 road known as the Englewood Con- 

6 necting Railway and belonging to 

7 the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 

8 Chicago Railway and its lessee, the 

9 Pennsylvania Company, the said 

10 roadbed and tracks of said branch 

11 railroad shall be elevated and shall 

1 2 continue in a southerly and westerly 

13 direction, and they shall ascend on 

14 a gradient of about .10 percentum 

15 for a distance oL^ about 1,220 feet to 

16 a point about on the east line of 

17 the right ot way of the Chicago and 

18 Western Indiana Railway Company 

19 in Wallace street, where an eleva- 

20 tion of not less than 28.0 feet above 

21 city datum shall be attained; thence 

22 said elevated roadbed and tracks 

23 shall continue in a westerly dlrec- 

24 tion and on a level grade for a dis- 

25 tance of about 70 feet to a point 

26 about on the west line of the right 

27 of way of said Chicago and Western 

28 Indiana Railway Company, and 

29 crossing at grade the proposed ele- 

30 vated roadbed and tracks of the 

31 said Chicago and Western Indiana 

32 Railway Company; thence said ele- 

33 vated roadbed and tracks of said 

34 branch railroad shall continue in a 

35 westerly direction and on a slightly 

36 descending gradient for a distance 



November 22,J 



901 



(I8y7. 



37 of about 1,330 feet to a point about 

38 on the west line of South Halsted 

39 street, where an elevation of not 

40 less than 27.5 feet above city datum 

41 shall be attained; thence said ele- 

42 vated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

43 tinue in a westerly direction and 

44 they shall descend on the most suit- 

45 able gradient convenient and prac- 

46 ticable to said company to a connec- 

47 tion with its present roadbed and 

48 tracks. 

Paragraphs. From a point about 

2 150 feet east of the east line of Wal- 

3 lace street, and where roadbed and 

4 tracks of the Chicago and Grand 

5 Trunk Eailway Company diverges 

6 to the south and west from the pro- 

7 posed elevated roadbed and tracks 

8 of the Chicago and Western Indi- 

9 ana Railway Company, the said 

10 roadbed and tracks of said Chicago 

11 and Grand Trunk Railway 

12 shall be elevated, and they 

13 shall continue in a southerly and 

14 westerly direction from said initial 

15 point, and on a level grade, for a 

16 distance of about 1,320 feet to a 

17 point about on the west line of 

18 South Halsted Street, where an 

19 elevation of not less than 25.0 feet 

20 above city datum shall be attained; 

21 thence said elevated roadbed and 

22 tracks shall continue in a westerly 

23 direction, and they shall descend on 

24 the most suitable gradient conven- 

25 lent and practicable to said railway 

26 company, to a connection with its 

27 present roadbed and tracks, at a 

28 point about 200 feet west of the 

29 west line of South Morgan street. 

Paragraph 6 . Prom a point about 

2 150 feet east of the east line of Wal- 

3 lace street, and where the roadbed 

4 and tracks of the Union Stock 

5 Yards and Transit Company di- 

6 verges to the south and west from 

7 the proposed elevated roadbed and 

8 tracks of the Chicago and Western 

9 Indiana Railway Company, the said 

10 roadbed and tracks of said Union 

11 Stock Yards and Transit Company 



12 shall be elevated, and they shall 

13 continue in a southerly and west- 

14 erly direction from said initial 

15 point, and on a level grade, for a 

16 distance of about 1,320 feet, to a 

17 point about on the west line of 

18 South Halsted street, where an ele- 

19 vation of not less than 25.0 feet 

20 above city datum shall be attained; 

21 thence said elevated roadbed and 

22 tracks shall continue in a westerly 

23 and northerly direction, and they 

24 shall descend on the most suitable 

25 gradient convenient and practicable 

26 to said Union Stock Yards and 

27 Transit Company to a connection 

28 with its present roadbed and tracks, 

29 at a point about 220 feet north of the 

30 north line of Porty-eighth street. 

Paragraph 7. Prom a point about 

2 on the north line of Twenty- sec- 

3 ond street and where the roadbed 

4 and tracks of the Atchison, Topeka 

5 and Santa Pe Railroad Company 

6 cross said street, the roadbed and 

7 tracks of said Atchison, Topeka 

8 and Santa Pe Railroad Company 

9 shall be elevated, and they shall 

10 proceed in a northeasterly direction 

11 and shall ascend on the most suit- 

12 able gradient convenient and prac- 

13 ticable to said company, to meet 

14 and cross over substantially at 

15 grade the proposed elevated road- 

16 bed and tracks of the Pittsburg, 

17 Port Wayne and Chicago Railway 

18 and the Chicago and Western In- 

19 diana Railway when said roadbed 

20 and tracks shall be elevated as 

21 hereinbefore provided ; thence after 

22 crossing said roadbed and tracks 

23 above mentioned, said elevated 

24 roadbed and tracks shall proceed in 

25 a northeasterly direction and shall 

26 descend on the most suitable gradi- 

27 ent convenient and practicable to 

28 said Atchison, Topeka and Santa 

29 Pe Railway Company, to a connec- 

30 tion with its present roadbed and 

31 tracks. 

Paragraph 8 . Prom a point about 
2 on the north line of Twenty-second 



November 22,] 



902 



[1897. 



3 street and where the roadbed and 

4 tracks of the Chicago, Madison 

5 and Northern Hailroad Company 

6 cross said street ; the roadbed and 

7 tracks of said Chicago, Madison 

8 and Northern Bailroad Company 

9 shall be elevated, and they shall 

10 proceed in a northeasterly direction 

11 and shall descend on the most suit- 

12 able gradient convenient and prac- 

13 ticable to siaid company, to meet 

14 and cross over substantially at 

15 grade the proposed elevated road- 

16 bed and tracks of the Pittsburgh, 

17 Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 

18 and the Chicago and Western In- 

19 Indiana Railway when said road- 

20 bed and tracks shall be elevated as 

21 hereinbefore provided; thence after 

22 crossing said roadbed and tracks 

23 above mentioned, said elevated 

24 roadbed and tracks shall proceed 

25 in a northeasterly direction and 

26 shall descend on the most suitable 

27 gradient convenient and practi- 

28 cable to said Chicago, Madison and 

29 Northern Railroad Company, to a 

30 connection with|its present roadbed 

31 and tracks. 

Paragraph 9. From a point about 

2 on the north line of Twenty- second 

3 street and where said roadbed and 

4 tracks of the Chicago, Alton and 

5 St. Louis Railroad Company cross 

6 said Twenty- second street, the 

7 roadbed and tracks of said railroad 

8 company shall be elevated, and 

9 they shall proceed iu a northeast- 

10 erly direction and shall ascend on 

11 the most suitable gradient conven- 

12 lent and practicable to said com- 

13 pany to the junction of the pro- 

14 posed elevated roadbed and tracks 

15 of said Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 

16 and Chicago Railway where said 

17 roadbed and tracks shall be elevated 

18 as hereinbefore required. Also said 

19 Chicago Alton and St. Louis Rail- 

20 road shall elevate its roadbed and 

21 tracks of its switch connections 

22 which runs parallel with the tracks 

23 of said Chicago, Madison and 

24 Northern Railroad from the north 



25 line of Twenty-second street ; said 

26 roadbed and tracks of said switch 

27 connection shall be elevated and 

28 shall proceed in a norheasterly di- 

29 rection, and shall ascend on the 

30 most suitable gradient convenient 

31 and practicable to said company to 

32 meet and cross over substantially 

33 at grade the proposed elevated road- 

34 bed and tracks of the Pittsburgh, 

35 Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 

36 and the Chicago and Western In- 

37 diana Railway when said roadbed 

38 and tracks shall be elevated as 

39 hereinbefore mentioned; thence 

40 said elevated roadbed and tracks 

41 shall continue in a northeasterly 

42 direction and shall descend on the 

43 most suitable gradient convenient 

44 and practicable to said Chicago, 

45 Alton and St. Louis Railroad Com- 

46 pany, to a connection with its pres- 

47 ent roadbed and tracks. 

Paragraph 1 0. Permission is here- 

2 by granted to all of the railroad com- 

3 panies mentioned in this ordinance 

4 which are required to elevate their 

5 roadbed and tracks, to elevate their 

6 "Y" tracks, and to make such 

7 changes in their location and align- 

8 ment as said railroad companies 

9 may deem necessary to maintain 

10 their proper connections with each 

11 other's tracks. 

Paragraph 11. Nothing in this 

2 ordinance shall prevent the com- 

3 panies mentioned herein from 

4 changing the location of said tracks 

5 by the mutual agreement of those 

6 interested, as they may deem neces- 

7 sary; provided, that no change of 

8 location shall be made that will 

9 prevent the separation of the grades 

10 of said tracks, as contemplated in 

11 this ordinance. 

12 The railroad companies named in 

13 this ordinance are hereby author- 

14 ized to make such changes in the 

15 position and alignment of their re- 

16 spective main and side tracks and 

17 switch connections as may be de- 



November 22, J 



903 



1 1897. 



18 sirable in order to carry out the 

19 provisions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 12. All elevations of 

2 railroad tracks mentioned in this 

3 ordinance shall refer to the top of 

4 the rail. 

Paragraph 13. If any bridge, via- 

2 duct, approach thereto, or other 

3 structure belonging to or under the* 

4 control of the City of Chicago, in 

5 any street or avenne, shall be found 

6 by said Commissioner of Public 

7 Works to constitute an obstruction 

8 or to interfere with the vpork of 

9 constructing, maintaining or using 

10 the elevated structure hereinbefore 

11 required, the said Commissioner of 

12 Public Works is hereby authorized 

13 and directed to promptly remove 

14 the same, at the expense of said 

15 railroad companies, or said Com- 

16 missioner of Public Works may 

17 grant to said railroad companies 

18 permission to use the material in 

19 the work of the elevation of their 

20 roadbed and tracks. 

Section 2. The embankment or 

2 embankments on which said ele- 

3 vated roadbed shall be constructed, 

4 within the aforesaid limits, and shall 

5 be composed of sand, clay, gravel, 

6 loam, broken stone or whatever else 

7 may compose the surplus material 

8 excavated from the subways and 

9 from the foundation pits and 
LO trenches along the line of said 

111 work; the side slopes and lateral 

12 dimensions of said embankments 

13 will be fixed and determined by 

14 the natural angle of repose of the 
L5 materials of which said embank- 

p6 ments may be constructed; but 

;17 whenever it may become necessary 

18 for the purpose of keeping said em- 

19 bankments entirely within the lines 
of the right of way of said com- 

Jl pany, such proportions of said em- 

?^ bankments at all such points shall 
be kept within said right of way 

J4 lines by, or they shall be confined 

J5 between, retaining walls of stone or 

J6 brick masonry; provided, however. 



27 that whenever said retaining walls 

28 are of suflficient height to properly 

29 protect said right of way, and to 

30 prevent trespassing thereon, thence 

31 said retaining walls, as aforesaid, 

32 shall be surmounted with a suitable 

33 fence or railing; but whenever said 

34 retaining walls are not used at all 

35 the right of way of said company 

36 shall be fenced in, or otherwise 

37 properly enclosed, in compliance 

38 with the present ordinances of the 

39 City of Chicago relating to the 

40 fencing of railroad tracks. 

Section 3. The said elevated 

2 tracks shall be carried across all in- 

3 tersecting streets, avenues and 

4 alleys, which, by the terms of this- 

5 ordinance, are to be provided with 

6 subways, on suitable bridges of one, 

7 two or three spans, whose super- 

8 structure shall consist of iron or 

9 steel main girders, with iron or steel 

10 main floor, or ordinary track 

11 stringers; but should the latter 

12 method be adopted, some suitable 

13 device shall be provided to prevent 

14 storm water, dirt, oil and other 

15 substances from dropping from such 

16 elevated structure upon the sub- 

17 ways beneath. 

18 The said bridges shall be sup- 

19 ported on abutments of concrete, 

20 stone or brick masonry, or on rows 

21 of iron or steel columns, braced to- 

22 gether laterally and erected on and 

23 anchored to masonry foundations, 

24 constructed within the lines of the 

25 railroad right of way and in curb 

26 lines of the intersecting avenues 

27 and streets. 

Section 4. Paragraph 1. Sub- 

2 ways shall be constructed beneath 

3 the tracks of the Pittsburgh, Port 

4 Wayne and Chicago Eailway and 

5 its lessee, the Pennsylvania Com- 

6 pany, where said tracks are inter- 

7 sected and crossed by Twenty- 

8 second street, Archer avenue,- 

9 Twenty-third street, Twenty-third 

10 place,Twenty-fourth street, Twenty- 

11 fourth place, Twenty-fifth street, 



November 22,] 



904 



12 Twenty-fifth place, Twenty-sixth 

13 street, Twenty -seventh street, 

14 Twenty -ninth street, Thirty-first 

15 street, Thirty-third street, Thirty- 

16 fifth street, Thirty-seventh street, 

17 Thirty-eighth street, Thirty-ninth 

18 street, Boot street, Forty -third 

19 street, Forty-fifth street, Forty- 

20 sixth street, Forty-seventh street, 

21 Fifty- first street and Fifty-third 

22 street. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be 

2 constructed beneath the tracks of 

3 the Chicago and Western Indiana 

4 Eailway Company where said tracks 

5 are intersected and crossed by 

6 Twenty- second street, Archer av- 

7 enue. Twenty-third street, Twenty- 

8 third place. Twenty-fourth street, 

9 Tweiity-fourth place. Twenty- fifth 

10 street. Twenty- fifth place, Twenty- 

11 sixth street. Twenty-seventh 

12 street. Twenty-ninth street, Thirty- 
1§ first street, Thirty-third street, 

14 Thirty-fifth street, Thirty-seventh 

15 street, Thirty- eighth street, Thirty- 

16 ninth street, Root street, Forty- 

17 third street, Forty-fifth street, 

18 Forty-sixth street, Forty-seventh 

19 street. Fifty-first street, Fifty-third 

20 street, Fifty-fifth Street Boulevard, 

21 Fifty-seventh street, Fifty-eighth 

22 street. Fifty-ninth street, Sixtieth 

23 street, Sixty-first street. Chestnut 

24 street. Sixty-second street, Engle- 

25 wood avenue, Sixty- third street, 

26 Sixty-fourth street, Sixty- fifth 

27 street, Sixty-sixth street, Sixty- 

28 seventh street. Sixty-eighth street, 

29 Sixty- ninth street and Seventieth 

30 street. 

Paragraph 3. Subways shall be 

2 constructed beneath the tracks of 

3 the Union Stock Yards and Transit 

4 Company in Fortieth street, where 

5 said tracks are intersected and 

6 crossed by Bissell street, Wallace 

7 street, Sherman street and Union 

8 street, and grade crossings at At- 

9 lantic street and Emerald avenue. 

Paragraph 4. Subways shall be 
2 constructed beneath the tracks of 



[1SS7. 

3 the Union Stock Yards and Tran- 

4 sit Company in Forty-ninth street, 

5 where said tracks are mtersected 

6 and crossed by Wallace street, 

7 Union street and Halsted street. 

Paragraph 5. Subways shall be 

2 constructed beneath the tracks of 

3 the Englewood Connecting Bail- 

4 way and its lessee, the Pennsylva- 

5 nia Company, where said tracks 

6 are intersected and crossed by 

7 Wright (or Bissell) street, Wallace 

8 street, Sherman street. Union 

9 street, Emerald avenue and Hal- 
10 sted street. 

Paragraph 6. Subways shall be 

2 constructed beneath the tracks of 

3 the Chicago and Grand Trunk Rail- 

4 way where said tracks are inter- 

5 sected and crossed by Wallace, 

6 Union and Halsted streets. 

Paragraph 7. As to the subways 

2 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 

3 1, of this ordinance, the subways in 

4 Twenty-second street. Archer av- 

5 enue. Twenty-third street, Twenty- 

6 third place. Twenty-fourth street, 

7 Twenty- fourth place, Twenty- fifth 

8 street. Twenty- fifth place, Twenty- 

9 sixth street. Twenty-seventh street, 

10 Twenty-ninth street, Thirty-first 

11 street. Thirty third street, Thirty- 

12 Thirty-fifth street. Thirty-seventh 

13 street. Thirty-eighth street, Thirty- 

14 ninth street, Root street, Forty- 

15 third street, Forty-fifth street, 

16 Forty- sixth street. Forty-seventh 

17 street, Fifty-first street and Fifty- 

18 third street, are to be constructed 

19 jointly with the Pittsburg, Fort 

20 Wayne and Chicago Railway and 

21 its lessee, the Pennsylvania Com- 

22 pany, and the Chicago and Western 

23 Indiana Railway Company, and all 

24 that portion of said above men- 

25 tioned subways and east approaches 

26 lying east of the west Une of the 

27 right of way of said Pittsburg, Fort 

28 Wayne and Chicago Railway and 

29 its lessee, the Pennsylvania Com- 

30 pany, shall be constructed by the 

31 Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 



November 22,] 



905 



11897, 



32 Kail way and its lessee, the Penn^ 

33 sylvania Company, and the Chicago 

34 and ^^ estern Indiana Bail way Com- 

35 pany shall construct the remaining 

36 portion and west approaches of said 

37 subway lying west of said west line 

38 of the right of way of the Pitts- 
89 burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 

■ 40 Railway or its lessee, the Pennsyl- 

41 vania Company. 

Paragraph 8. As to the subways 

2 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 

3 2, of this ordinance, the subways in 

4 Fifty- fifth street boulevard, Fifty- 

5 seventh street, Fifty- eighth street, 

6 Fifty-ninth street, Sixtieth street, 

7 Sixty- first street. Chestnut street, 

8 Englewood avenue, Sixty- third 

9 streei, Sixty-fourth street, Sixty- 

10 fifth street, Sixty- sixth street, Sixty- 

11 seventh street. Sixty- eighth street, 

12 Sixty-ninth street and Seventieth 

13 street shall be constructed by the 

14 Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 

15 way Company. 

Paragraph 9. As to the subways 

2 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 

3 3, of this ordinance, the' subways at 

4 Bissell street, Wallace street, Sher- 

5 man street and Union avenue shall 

6 be constructed by the Union Stock 

7 Yards and.Transit Company. 

Paragraph 10, As to the subways 

2 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 

3 4, of this ordinance, the subways at 

4 Wright (or Bissell) street, Wallace 

5 street, Sherman street. Union ave- 

6 nue. Emerald avenue and Halsted 

7 street shall be constructed by the 

8 Englewood Connecting * Railway 

9 and its lessee, the Pennsylvania 

10 Company. 

Paragrah 11. As to the subways 

2 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 

3 5, of this ordinance, the subways at 

4 Wallace street, Union avenue and 

5 Halsted street shall be constructed 

6 by the Chicago and Grand Trunk 

7 Railway Company, and the Union 

8 Stock Yards and Transit Company, 

9 and all that portion of said subways 



10 and north approaches lying north 

1 1 of the north line of the right of way 

12 of the Chicago and Grand Trunk 

13 Railway shall be constructed by the 

14 Union Stock Yards and Transit 

15 Company, and the remaining por- 

16 tions and south approaches shall be 

17 constructed by the Chicago and 

18 Grand Trunk Railway Company. 

Section 4a. The several sub- 

2 ways, viaducts and street grade 

3 crossings hereinbefore referred to 

4 in Section 4 of this ordinance, and 

5 which shall be constructed with the 

6 elevation upon which such tracks 

7 are to be placed, shall, as to their 

8 size and dimensions, locations and 

9 other details, be in accordance with 
10 the following schedule: 

Subway in Twenty-second Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway, Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tiou of the fioor of subway not less 

5 than 7.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.75 

12 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

13 the present surface of Twenty- 

14 second street and Stewart avenue; 

15 and the west approach shall extend 

16 .on a grade of not to exceed 3-5 feet 

17 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet, 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



November 22,] 



906 



[1897. 



"Subway in Archer Avenue, 80 Feet Wide Un- 
der the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks,making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 7.0 feet above city datum. This 

6 level shall extend on the east to the 

7 east curb line of Stewart avenue,and 

8 on the west 10 feet west of the west 

9 portal of subway. Trom this level 
30 the east approach shall extend on 

11 a grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 

12 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Archer avenue 

14 and Stewart avenue; and the west 

15 approach shall extend on a grade of 

16 not to exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet to 

17 a connection with the present sur- 

18 face of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 80 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 48 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 16 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Two lines of posts may be placed 

29 in curb lines and inside thereof to 

30 support girders. 

31 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Twenty-third Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 8.8 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 



12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Twenty- third 

14 street and Stewart avenue, and. the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 
'48 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Twenty-third Place, 25 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall ex- 

1 1 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 

12 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

13 the present surfaces of Twenty- 

14 third place and Stewart avenue, 

15 and the west approach shall extend 

16 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

17 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 25 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 17 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



November 22, 



907 



[1897. 



Subway in Twenty-fourth Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicag-o Railway, Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.9 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 9.1 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Twenty-fourth 

14 street and Stewart avenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 
The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Twenty-fourth Place. 25 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Twenty-fourth 

14 place and Stewart avenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 



17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 25 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 17 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the 

25 same as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Twenty-fifth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.3 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 9.3 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Twenty-fifth 

14 street and Stewart avenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 

17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Twenty-fifth Place, 35 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 



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2 exceed 3.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east to 

7 the east curb line of Stewart ave- 

8 nue, and on the west 10 feet west of 

9 the west portal of subway. From 

10 this level the east approach shall 

11 extend on a grade of not to exceed 

12 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

13 with the present surfaces of Twen- 

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15 and the west approach shall extend 

16 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

17 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

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21 Width of roadway, 17 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Twenty- sixth Street. 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.6 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 8.1 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

12 present surfaces of Twenty-sixth 

13 street and Stewart avenue, and the 

14 west approach shall extend on a 

15 grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 

16 100 feet to a connection with the 

17 present surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 

19 66 feet. 



20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 in Stewart avenue shall be the 

24 same as they now exist. 

25 The depression of sidewalks shall 

26 be uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Twenty-seventh Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway, Chicago and Westera 
Indiana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 9.9 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to the east curb line of Stewart av- 

8 enue, and on the west 10 feet west 

9 of the west portal of subway. From 

10 this level the east approach shall 

11 extend on a grade of not to exceed 

12 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

13 with the present surfaces of 

14 Twenty-seventh street and Stewart 

15 avenue, and the west approach 

16 shall extend on a grade of not to 

17 exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

18 nection with the present surface of 

19 street. 

20 Width between walls of subway, 

21 66 feet. 

22 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

23 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

24 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

25 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

26 as they now exist. 

27 The depression of sidewalks shall 

28 be uniform with the roadways. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Twenty-ninth Street, 66 Feet Wide. 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway. Chicago and Westera Indi- 
ana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 28 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 



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5 than 10.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surface of Twenty-ninth 

14 street and Stewart avenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Thirty-first Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 
exceed 3.8 feet below the present 
grade of tracks, making the eleva- 
tion of the floor of subway not less 
than 10.0 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 
to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 
and on the west to 10 feet west of the 
west portal of subway. From this 
level the east approach shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surfaces of Thirty-first 
street and Stewart avenue and the 
west approach shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 



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24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Thirty-third Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 11.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Thirty - third 

14 street and Stewart avenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

17 1 00 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Thirty-fifth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue. 



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and on the west 10 feet west of the 
west portal of subway. From this 
level the east approach shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surfaces of Thirty-fifth 
street and Stewart avenue, and the 
west approach shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
in Stewart avenue shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadways. 

Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



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Subway in Thirty-seventh Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway, Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railway. 



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The depression of street shall not 
exceed 3.3 feet below the present 
grade of tracks, making the eleva- 
tion of the floor of sab way not less 
than 11.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 
to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 
and on the west 10 feet west of the 
west portal of subway. From this 
level the east approach shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surfaces of Thirty- 
seventh street and Stewart avenue, 
and the west approach shall ex- 
tend on a grade not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connectien with 
the present surfaces of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 
Width of roadway and sidewalks 
in Stewart avenue shall be the same 
as they now exist. 



[1897. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadways. 
Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Thirty-eighth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 
exceed 2.8 feet below the present 
grade of tracks, making the eleva- 
tion of the floor of subway not less 
than 11.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 
to the east curb line of Stewart av- 
enue, and on the west 10 feet west 
of the west portal of subway. From 
this level the east approach shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surfaces of Thirty- 
eighth street and Stewart avenue, 
and the west approach shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 
Width of roadway and sidewalks 
in Stewart avenue shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadways. 
Clear head room, 12 feet. 



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Subway in Thirty-ninth Street, «6 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.8 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to the east curb line of Stewart 

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shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of 
Thirty-ninth street and Stewart 
avenue, and the west approach shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.75 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
in Stewart avenue shall be the same 
as they now exist- 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadways. 

Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Root Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.6 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. Prom this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of net to exceed 3.75 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surfaces of Boot street and 

14 Stewart avenue, and the west ap- 

15 proach shall extend on a grade of 

16 not to exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet to 

17 a connection with the present sur- 

18 tace of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the 

25 same as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Forty-third Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.5 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 vation of the floor of subway not 

5 less than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.50 

12 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

13 the present surfaces of Forty-third 

14 street and Stewart ayenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3. 50 feet in 

17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Forty- fifth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 11.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From 

10 this level the east approach shall 

11 extend on a grade of not to exceed 

12 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

13 with the present surfaces of Forty- 

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15 and the west approach shall extend 

16 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

17 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Forty-sixth Street, 33 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 11.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart ave- 

8 nue, and on the west 10 feet west 

9 of the west portal of subway. From 

10 this level the east approach shall ex- 

11 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 

12 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

13 the present surfaces of Forty- sixth 

14 street and Stewart avenue, and the 

15 west approach shall extend on a 

16 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

17 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street. 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 33 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 25 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Forty-seventh Street. 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.8 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 to east curb line of Stewart avenue, 

8 and on the west 10 feet west of the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the east approach shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.75 

12 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

13 the present surfaces of Forty - 

14 seventh street and Stewart avenue, 

15 and the west approach shall extend 

16 on a grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet 

17 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

18 present surface of street 

19 Width between walls of subway, 

20 66 feet. 

21 Width of roadway, 10 feet. 

22 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 in Stewart avenue shall be the same 

25 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

27 be uniform with the roadways. 

28 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Fifty-first Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
'under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
('hicago Railway, Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend from a point 

7 10 feet east of the east portal of the 

8 Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 

9 cago Railway subway to a point 10 

10 feet west of the west portal of the 

11 Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 

12 way subway. From this level the 

13 approaches shall extend on a grade 

14 of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet 

15 to a connection with the present 



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surface of street, including", all of 
the approaches in Hanover street, 
Bissell street and Wallace street, 
which shall have gradient ap- 
proaches into said subway of not to 
exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surfaces of 
streets. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet in Fifty-first street. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet inFifty- 
first street. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet in 
Fifty-first street. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks 
in Hanover street, Bissell street 
and Wallace street shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of all sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadways. 

Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Fifty-third Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago Railway, Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 6.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.4 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend from a point 
•7 10 feet east of the east portal of the 

8 Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and ^Chi- 

9 cago Eailway subway, to a point 10 

10 feet west of the west portal of the 

11 Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 

12 way subway. From this level the 

13 approaches shall extend on a grade 

14 of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet 

15 to a connection with the present 

16 surface of street, including all of 

17 the approaches in Hanover street, 

18 Bissell street and Wallace street, 

19 which shall have gradient ap- 

20 proaches into said subway, of not 

21 to exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet to a 

22 connection with the present sur- 

23 faces of streets. 

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Width of roadway, 46 feet in Fif- 
ty-third street. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet in 
Fifty-third street. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
in Hanover street, Bissell street 
and Wallace street shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of all sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadways. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Fifty-fifth Street, 300 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

This subway shall be constructed 
of such dimensions and according 
to such plans as maybe agreed 
upon betv;een the South Park Com- 
missioners and the Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railway. 



Subway in Fifty-seventh Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 
exceed 2.3 feet below the present 
grade of tracks, making the eleva- 
tion of the floor of subway not less 
than 14.1 feet below city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 
10 feet east of the east portal, and 
on the west to the west curb line of 
Wallace street. From this level 
the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 
100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 proaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks to a connection 

15 with the present surface of streets. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



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Subway in Fifty-eighth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.6 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.4 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 
.7 10 feet east of the e^st portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level the 

10 approaches shall extend on a grade 

11 of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet 

12 to a connection, including the grade 

13 of approaches in Wallace street, on 

14 the west side of tracks, to a connec- 

15 tion with the present surface of 

16 street. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 

18 66 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

21 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

22 in Wallace street shall be the same 

23 as they now exist. 

24 The depression of sidewalks shall 

25 be uniform with the roadways. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Fifty-ninth Street, 68 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.0 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 13.3 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.50 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of 

13 .approaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 With the present surface of street. 
18 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 



19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Sixtieth Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.2 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 15.2 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line 

9 of Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 preaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks to a connection 

15 with the present surface of street. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalk, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Sixty-first Street, 66 Feet Wide» 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.5 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level the 

10 approaches shall extend on a grade 

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12 feet, including the grade of ap- 

18 proaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of street. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Chestnut Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 1.8 feet below the present 

3 grade Of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 15.7 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches ^shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 2.50 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 proaches in Waliace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of street. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Sixty-second Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 1.8 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 



4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 15.9 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 2.50 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 proaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of street. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Englewood A. venue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 16.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 2.50 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 proaches in Wallace street, on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of street. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



November 22, J 



916 



[18«7. 



Subway la Sixty-third Street, C6 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.1 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.7 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb of 

9 Wallace street. From this level the 

10 approaches shall extend on a grade 

11 of not to exceed 3.50 feet in 100 

12 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 preaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of streets. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Sixty-fourth Street. 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.4 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 15.7 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. "Prom this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.50 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 preaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of streets. 

16 Width between wallsj of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway,*46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 



20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Sixty-fifth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.0 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 15.2 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 

10 3.5 feet in 100 feet, to a connection 

11 with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Sixty-sixth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- i 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.7 feet above city datum- 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

10 feet in 100 feet, to a connection 

11 with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



November 22, | 



91Y 



|lh97. 



Subway in Sixty-seventh Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

3 exceed 5.7 feet below the present 

5 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

»4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.3 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 
'12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



I 



Subway In Sixty-eighth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall 

2 not exceed 5.3 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 proach in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of streets. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Sixty-ninth Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 6.3 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the. floor of subway not less 

5 than 11.9 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 

12 100 feet, including the grade of ap- 

13 proaches in Wallace street on the 

14 west side of tracks, to a connection 

15 with the present surface of streets . 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be tne same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Seventieth Street, 66 Feet Wide. 
Under the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Kailway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.7 feet below the present 

3 grade of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 12.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the east, 

7 10 feet east of the east portal, and 

8 on the west to the west curb line of 

9 Wallace street. From this level the 

10 approaches shall extend on a grade 

11 of not to exceed 3.75 feet in 100 feet, 

12 including the grade of approaches 
18 in Wallace street on the west side of 

14 tracks, to a connection with the 

15 the present surface of streets. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 



November 22, J 



918 



[1897. 



19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Wallace street shall be the same 
23 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadways. 

25 Clear head room, 11.0 feet. 



Subway in Bissell Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany's Railroad. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.0 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 11.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 2.0 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Wallace Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany's Railroad. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.0 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 



16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Sherman Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company's Railroad. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.5 feet below the estab- 

3 lished grade of street, making the 

4 elevation of the floor of subway not 

5 less than 9.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway . From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

10 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Union Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany's Railroad. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.5 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 7.0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.7 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room 12 feet. 



November 22, J 



919 



1 1897. 



Subway in Wallace Street, 66 Feet Wide, Un- 
der the Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway, 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company's 
Railroad. 

The depression' of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.5 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor subway not less than 11.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north 10 feet 

7 north of the north portal of subway, 

8 and on the south 10 feet south of the 

9 south portal of subway. From this 

10 level the approaches shall extend on 

11 a grade of not to exceed 2.5 feet in 

12 100 feet, also the west approach of 

13 Forty-ninth street into Wallace 

14 street shall extend on a grade of not 

15 to exceed 2.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

16 connection with the present surface 

17 of streets. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 

19 66 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 in Forty- ninth street shall be the 

24 same as they now exist. 

25 The depression of all sidewalks 

26 shall be uniform with the roadway. 

27 Two lines of posts may be placed 

28 in curb lines and inside thereof to 

29 support girders. 

30 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in CJnlon Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway, 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company's 
Railroad. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.5 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva-, 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 11,5 feet above city datum, 

6 This level shall extend on the north 

7 10 feet north of the north portal of 

8 subway, and on the south 10 feet 

9 south of the south portal of subway. 

10 From this level the approaches in 

11 Union street and Forty-ninth street 

12 shall all extend on a grade of not to 



13 exceed 2.5 feet in 100 feet, to a con- 

14 nection with the present surface of 

15 streets. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Forty-ninth street shall be the 

22 same as they now exist. 

23 The depression of all sidewalks 

24 shall be uniform with the roadway. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Halsted Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway, 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company's 
Railroad. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.5 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 10,0 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend on the north 

7 10 feet north of the north portal of 

8 subway, and on the south 10 feet 

9 south of the south portal of subway. 

10 From this level the approaches in 

11 Union street and Forty-ninth street 

12 shall all extend on a grade of not 

13 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

14 connection with the present surface 

15 of streets. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 

17 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 in Forty-ninth street shall be the 

22 same as they now exist. 

23 The depression of all sidewalks 

24 shall be uniform with the roadway. 

25 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Bissell Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Englewood Branch (Pittsburgh, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railway). 

The depression of street shall not 
2 exceed 1.5 feet below the established 



I 



November 22, 



920 



11897. 



3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 13.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet beyond 

7 each portal of subway. From this 

8 level the approaches shall extend on 

9 a grade of not to exceed 2.0 feet in 

10 100 feet, to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Wallace Street, Under the Engle- 
wood Branch (Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway). 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2. 1 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 14.7 feet above city datum. This 

6 level shall extend 10 feet beyond 

7 each portal of subway. From this 

8 level the approaches shall extend on 

9 a grade of not to exceed 3.0. feet in 

10 100 feet, to a connection with the 

1 1 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway 

13 shall be the same as they now exist. 

14 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

15 shall be the same as they now exist. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Sherman Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Englewood Branch (Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway). 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 1.0 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.5 feet above city datum. This 

6 level shall extend 10 feet beyond 

7 each portal of subway. From this 

8 level the approaches shall extend on 



9 a grade of not to exceed 2.0 feet in 

10 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway . 

18 Clear head room, 18 feet. 



Subway in Union Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Englewood Branch, (Pittsburgh, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railway.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 excead 1.2 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.3 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade not to exceed 2.0 

10 feet to a connection with the present 

11 surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Emerald Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Englewood Branch (Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway, 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 1.2 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 14.3 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 2.0 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 



November 22, | 



921 



[1897. 



14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room, 13 feet. 



Subway in South Halsted Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Englewood Branch (Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway). 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.0 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 12.5 feet above city datum. 

6 This level shall extend 10 feet be- 

7 yond each portal of subway. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

16 The depression of sidewalks shall 

17 be uniform with the roadway. 

18 Clear head room. 13.5 feet. 



Section 4b. The grade of all 

2 streets that intersect the approaches 

3 to subways, as described in Section 

4 4a of this ordinance, shall be de- 

5 pressed so as to conform to the 

6 grade of the approaches of such 

7 subways. 

Section 4c. In the several sub- 

2 ways mentioned in this ordinance, 

3 there shall be constructed a vertical 

4 curve where the head of approaches 

5 connects with the present grade of 

6 streets; and said vertical curve shall 

7 extend not less than 20 feet each side 

8 of said intersection of grades, and 

9 ^ the middle ordinate of the vertical 

10 curve shall be equal to one-half of 

11 the difference between the elevation 

12 of the points on said intersecting 

13 grade. 

Section 5. All such excavations 



2 shall be made in the streets as may 

3 be required for the depression of 

4 such subways and the approaches 

5 thereto. But the depressed portion 

6 of the streets shall be restored to 

7 servicable condition for the use of 

8 the public as soon as practicable, 

9 and all water pipes, conduits, sew- 

10 ers and other similar substructures 

11 belonging to the city that may be 

12 disturbed by such excavations or re- 

13 quired to be moved or deflected 

14 from the position to which they are 

15 found shall be replaced or suitable 

16 expedients and arrangements shall 

17 be devised and provided to restore 

18 them as fully as may be to their 

19 former state of usefulness, but the 

20 gradients of the sewers shall not be 

21 reduced in any event. All such 
2'i work shall be done by the respective 

23 railroad companies, as indicated in 

24 Section 4a, and at their sole ex- 

25 pense, and under the immediate su- 

26 pervision and to the satisfaction of 

27 the Commissioner of Public Works 

28 of the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The grades of all the 

2 streets and alleys in which any sub- 

3 ways are to be built, in accordance 

4 with the provisions of this ordi- 

5 nance, shall be and the same are 

6 hereby changed so as to conform 

7 to the grades of such subways, as 

8 they shall be depresse pursuant to 

9 the provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 7. Provision shall be 

2 made for the drainage of the sev- 

3 eral depressed subways provided for 

4 in this ordinance by the construction 
•5 of receiving basins properly located 

6 in or immediately adjacent to said 

7 subways, which said receiving 

8 basins shall be connected with and 

9 discharge their contents into the 

10 adjacent city sewers. In case the 

11 lowest point of the surface of any of 

12 said subways should be below the 

13 grade of the adjacent sewer, some 

14 other adequate means of drainage 

15 satisfactory to the Commissioner of 



November 22,] 



922 



[1897. 



16 Public Works must be devised and 

17 provided by said railroad companies 

18 at their expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The 

2 subways and the approaches thereto, 

^ so to be constructed by said com- 

4 panies in said streets and avenues 

5 aforesaid, shall all conform to the 

6 following structural requirements, 

7 viz. : The roadways shall be paved 
6 with a single course of vitrified 

9 brick of standard quality, laid at 

10 right angles with the curb lines and 

11 set upon a solid foundation of hy- 
13 draulic cement concrete of not less 

13 than six (6) inches thick or deep 

14 when solidly stamped in place and 

15 otherwise finished and properly 

16 crowned ready for the brick wear- 

17 ing surface, between which and the 

18 concrete there shall be interposed a 

19 layer of screened sand not less than 

20 one-half inch thick. The curb shall 

21 be of sound hard limestone of stand- 

22 ard dimensions and finish, and the 

23 sidewalks in subways shall be fin- 

24 ished and paved with Portland ce- 

25 ment concrete of standard quality 

26 and workmanship, and with the 

27 curbing and roadway paving shall 

28 be made, finished and put in perma- 
2d nent place in accordance with the 

30 requirements of the Department of 

31 Public Works of the City of Chi- 

32 cago. The approaches of slibways 

33 shall be excavated to the grades es- 

34 tablished by this ordinance and 

35 shall be in all other respects re- 

36 stored as near as may be to their 

37 condition before being so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this 

2 section mentioned, which are al- 

3 ready pa^ed or provided with side- 

4 walks, such paving and sidewalks 

5 shall be restored with the present 

6 material, when the same is in good 

7 condition, by said railroad company 

8 or companies, at their own expense, 

9 in such portions • of said streets as 

10 are required to be constructed by 

11 said company or companies, except 

12 that said railway company or com- 



13 panies are not required to restore 

14 any part of the paving of ap- 

15 preaches or subways, which will be 

16 the duty of any street railway com- 

17 pany, or other corporation, itself to 

18 restore under existing laws or ordi- 

19 nances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or 

2 companies shall pave the entire 

3 length and width of the roadway in 

4 such portions of the subways as are 

5 required, to be constructed by said 

6 company or companies as is men- 

7 tioned in this ordinance, except that 

8 such company or companies as shall 

9 be required to pave any part of the 

10 subways to be occupied by, or adja- 

11 cent to street railway tracks, which 

12 by reason of existing laws, or ordi- 

13 nances, it will Jbe the duty of any 

14 street railway company, or other 

15 corporation, itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway 

2 company occupying any of the 

3 streets in the City of Chicago 

4 crossed by said elevated or de- 

5 pressed railway shall, when and as 

6 the grade of such street shall be 

7 changed as in this ordinance pro- 

8 vided, at its own expense, without 

9 claim for damages, conform the 

10 grade of its track or tracks to the 

11 said change of grade of said streets, 
13 and nothing in this ordinance shall 

13 operate to be held to relieve ^j^uch 

14 street railway companies from any 

15 liability now existing, however cre- 

16 ated, to pave or bear the expense of 

17 paving such streets between or on 

18 either side of the rails of its said 

19 tracks, in the manner and form as 

20 now required. 

Paragraph 5. Nothing in this or- 

2 dinance contained shall be so con- 

3 s trued as to require the said railway 

4 companies, or either of them, to as- 

5 sume, or pay, any incidental or con- 

6 sequental damages to adjacent prop- 

7 erty or business caused by the pas- 

8 sage and enforcement of this ordi- 

9 nance, or by the excavation, eleva- 



November 22, J 



923 



[1897. 



10 tion, depression or change of grade 

11 made in any of the public avenues, 

12 streets or alleys, or to defend any 

13 suit, or suits, which may be brought 

14 against any party or parties for the 

15 recovery of any such damages, but 

16 it is understood that all such dam- 

17 ages, if there are any, shall be ad- 

18 justed and paid by the City of Chi- 

19 cago, and said city will assume the 

20 defense of any and all suits brought 

21 for the recovery of the same inter- 

22 vening therein, if necessary, for 

23 such purpose, and will vrhoUy re- 

24 lieve said railvray companies from 

25 defending the same, and will as- 

26 sume and pay all judgments re- 

27 covered therein. The above stipu- 

28 lations in this paragraph contained 

29 are, however, upon the condition 

30 precedent that in case any suit be 

31 brought against any of the said com- 
B3 panies, said company will, at least 

33 five (5) days before the return day 

34 of the summons therein, give notice 

35 in writing of such suit and of such 
56 service to the Mayor and the Corpo- 
37 ration Counsel of said city for the 
458 purpose of enabling such defense to 
39 be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work herein- 

2 before in this ordinance required to 

3 be done by said company or compa- 

4 nies upon, or in connection with, the 

5 public avenues and streets of the 

6 city shall be done and performed 

7 under the superintendence and sub- 

8 ject to the inspection and approval 

9 of the Commissioner of Public 

10 Works of said city. At least ten 

11 (10) days prior to the commencement 

12 of any part of such work the plans 

13 and specifications therefor shall be 

14 submitted to said Commissioner of 

15 Public Works for his examination,and 

16 if found to be in accordance with the 

17 provisions of this ordinance in so far 

18 as this ordinance contains specific 

19 provisions, if thpy shall be sat- 

20 isfactory to the Commissioner 

21 of Public Works in regard 

22 to matters and details, which 



23 by this ordinance are left to his dis- 

24 cretion and judgment, such plans 

25 shall be approved by him, and after 

26 such approval all of the work outlin- 

27 ed and included therein shall be con- 

28 structed in strict conformity there- 

29 with. 

Section 10. Permission and au- 

2 thority are hereby given to said 

3 companies, whenever the same shall 

4 be necessary in the prosecution of 

5 the work they are herein authorized 

6 or required to perform, to obstruct, 

7 temporarily, any public street, av- 

8 enue or alley to such extent and for 

9 such length of time as may be ap- 

10 proved by the Commissioner of Pub- 

11 lie Works, and they are also hereby 

12 authorized, whenever the same shall 

13 become necessary, to erect and 

14 maintain temporary structures and 

15 false work in any of said streets and 

16 avenues during the construction of 

17 their said elevated railroads, subject 

18 to the like approval of said Commis- 

19 sioner of Public Works. 

Section 11. When the said sev- 

2 eral railroads, in Section 1 of this or- 

3 dinance mentioned, shall have ele- 

4 vated their respective tracks in 

5 accordance with this ordinance, 

6 so that the same shall be ready 

7 for use, then and thereupon 

8 all provisions of the ordinances of 

9 the City of Chicago relating to the 

10 speed of railway trains, the length 

11 of trains, the number of cars to con- 

12 stitute a train and the maintenance 

13 of gates, flagmen, watchmen, sig- 

14 nals and signal towers, shall cease 

15 to be applicable to said railroads; 

16 provided, however, this ordinance is 

17 not to be construed as a waiver or 

18 surrender by the City of Chicago of 

19 any of its police powers or of the 

20 right at any time hereafter to pass 

21 necessary and reasonable police or- 

22 dinances in relation to the matters 

23 last above enumerated. After such 

24 elevation it shall be unlawful for any 

25 person or persons, save employes of 

26 said companies, or either of them, 



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27 in the discharge of their duties, to 

28 enter or be upon or to walk along or 

29 across the said elevated structure or 

30 roadway at any place. If any per- 

31 son shall wilfully trespass upon said 

32 elevated roadway, such person and 

33 all others aiding, abetting or as- 

34 sisting therein shall be liable to a 

35 fine of not less than five dollars nor 

36 more than one hundred dollars for 

37 each and every offense. 

Section 12. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance of this ordinance by the 

3 said railroad companies, the city 

4 undertakes and agrees that it will 

5 not hereafter require or attempt 

6 to compel said railroad and rail- 

7 way companies at their expense 

8 to build any additional or other sub- 

9 ways than those in this ordinance 

10 provided for. But it is hereby 

11 agreed that if the City of Chicago 

12 shall at any time hereafter open and 

13 extend any street or streets, av- 

14 enue or alleys, by means of subways 

15 only across the right of way and 

16 lands and yards of said companies, 

17 and in such case no claim for com- 

18 pensation on account of land taken 

19 for right of way of such street or 

20 streets, avenues or alleys, will be 

21 made by said railroad companies, 

22 and such waiver of compensation 

23 shall attach to and run with such 

24 land in the hands of any grantee or 

25 grantees of such railroad company 

26 or companies, but the sole cost and 

27 expense of the construction of such 

28 subways and of such bridges as may 

29 be necessary to carry all the tracks 

30 on said companies' lands and right of 

31 way and yards, and over said high- 

32 ways, should be borne and paid by 

33 the City of Chicago without ex- 

34 pense to said railroad companies 

35 mentioned in this ordinance; and in 

36 no case shall any such bridge over 

37 such [subway or subways so to be 

38 built be inferior in any regard to the 

39 bridges to be built by the railroad 

40 company across streets provided for 

41 in this ordinance. The work of 



42 such construction shall be done by 

43 the railroad company interested, 

44 and the amount to be paid by the 

45 city for such work and construction 

46 shall not exceed the actual and rea- 

47 sonable cost thereof. Said bridges 

48 respectively shall support all the 

49 tracks of said company then existing 

50 and in use across the lines of such 

51 proposed street or streets at the time 

52 of the construction of such subway 

53 across such right of way or yards of 

54 said railroad companies. But said 

55 railroad company or companies 

56 shall not be required to do any work 

57 towards the construction of any 

58 such subways until the cost thereof, 

59 as may be estimated by the City 

60 Engineer and Chief Engineer of said 

61 railroad company or companies, 

62 first shall have been paid over to 

63 said company or companies, or de- 

64 posited in some responsible bank for 

65 its or their benefit and to be paid 

66 over to it or them at once upon the 

67 completion of said work. The grade 

68 of the roadbed and tracks of said 

69 company or companies shall be and 

70 remain at the grade hereintofore 

71 specified. 

Section 13. The elevation of the 

2 roadbed and tracks of the Pittsburgh, 

3 Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 

4 and its lessee, the Pennsylvania 

5 Company, the Chicago and Western 

6 Indiana Railway Company, the 

7 Englewood Connecting Railway and 

8 its lessee, the Pennsylvania ('om- 

9 pany, the Chicago and Grand Trunk 

1 Railway, the Union Stock Yards and 

11 Transit Company, as required by 

12 this ordinance, shall commence the 

13 work of elevation within 

14 After this ordinance shall have been 

15 accepted by the said above men- 

16 tioned railroad companies hereby 

17 required to elevate their tracks. 

18 After such work has commenced 

19 the same shall be prosecuted con- 

20 tinuously, and with all practical dili- 

21 gence, and shall be fully and finally 

22 completed on or before the thirty- 



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23 first day of December, unless \ 

24 prevented by strikes, or restrained 

25 by injunction or other order or pro- 

26 cess of a court of competent jurisdic- 

27 diction. 

28 The time during which said rail- 

29 road companies shall be prevented 

30 by strike or strikes or legal proceed • 

31 ings, as aforesaid, shall be added to 

32 the time hereby limited for the com- 

33 pletion of said work; provided, said 

34 railroad companies give notice to the 

35 Corporation Counsel of the City of 

36 Chicago of the institution of said 

37 legal proceedings. The City of Chi- 

38 cago shall thereupon have the right 

39 to intervene in any suit or proceed- 

40 ings brought by any person or per- 

41 sons seeking to enjoin or restrain, 

42 or in any manner interfere with the 

43 prosecution of said work, and move 

44 for a dissolution of such injunction 

45 and restraining order, and for any 

46 other proper order in such suit. 

Section 14. Each and every one 

2 of the companies required by this 

3 ordinance to elevate its tracks, shall 

4 do its portion of the work in accord- 

5 ance with the terms hereof, in apt 

6 and proper time, so as not to inter- 

7 fere with the proper and orderly 

8 prosecution of such work as a whole. 

9 Should any company fail or neglect 

10 to so prosecute its work, the Com- 

11 missioner of Public Works of the 

12 City of Chicago shall have, and is 

13 hereby given, the right, power and 

14 authority to give ten days notice in 

15 writing to such delinquent company 

16 to prosecute its work. If such com- 

17 pany shall fail or neglect to comply 

18 with said notice, the Commissioner 

19 of Public Works may take charge 

20 of and cause such work to be done 

21 and the expense thereof shall there- 

22 upon be paid by such delinquent 

23 company. 

Section 15. This ordinance shall 

• 2 take effect from and after its pas- 

3 sage, approval and publication ; pro- 

4 vided, however, that this ordinance 



5 shall be null and void if said railway 

6 companies shall not, through their 

7 respective authorized officers, file 

8 with the Mayor of the City of Chi- 

9 cago, within thirty days from the 

10 passage of this ordinance, an agree- 

11 ment or agreements, duly executed, 

12 whereby said railway companies,and 

13 each of them, shall undertake to do 

14 and perform all the matters and 

15 things required of them and each of 

16 them by this ordinance. After the 

17 filing of said agreement or agree - 

18 ments, as aforesaid, this ordinance 

19 shall not be materially modified or 

20 amended without the consent of said 

21 railway companies; but nothing in 

22 this ordinance contained shall be 

23 deemed a waiver or surrender of the 

24 police power of the city, or to deprive 

25 the city of the right to properly exer- 

26 cise such power. 

Aid. Mai tby presented an ordinance for 
the elevation of the tracks of the C, M. & 
St. ?. Sy., between Central Park boule- 
vard and Irving Park boulevard, which 
was 

Ordered published and referred to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AN OKDINANCE 

Requiring the elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, and the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, respectively, to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

That the Chicago, Milwaukee and St, 

2 Paul Railway Company and the Chi- 

3 cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 

4 pany are hereby ordered and required 

5 to elevate the plane of certain of their 

6 roadbed and tracks within certain 

7 limits of the City of Chicago in man- 

8 ner and upon the conditions herein- 

9 after specified, that is to say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at the most 



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2 desirable point on the existing tracks 

3 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

4 Paul Railway Company southeast of 

5 the viaduct at Central Park boulevard ; 

6 thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

7 shall rise on- the most suitable gradient 

8 convenient and practicable to said rail- 

9 way company to a point about on the 

10 west line of said viaduct, where an ele- 

11 vationof not less than 28.5 feet above 

12 city datum shall be attained ; thence 

13 said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
U continue to rise in a northerly and 

15 westerly direction on an ascending 

16 gradient of about 0.6 per centum for 

17 a distance of about 600 feet to a 

18 point about on the south line of West 

19 Chicago avenue, where Ian elevation of 

20 not less than 27.0 feet above city 

21 datum : shall be attained ; thence said 

22 elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

23 tinue in a northerly and westerly di- 

24 rection and on an ascending gradient 

25 of about 0.6 per centum for a distance 

26 of about 700 feet to a point about on 

27 the east line of Kedzie avenue, where 

28 an elevation of not less than 31.4 feet 

29 above city datum shall be attained ; 

30 thence said elevated roadbed and 
81 tracks shall continue in a northerly 
32 and westerly direction on an ascend- 

83 ing gradient of about .11 per centum 

84 for a distance of about 1,860 feet to a 
35 point about on the sauth line of Grand 

86 avenue, where an elevation of not less 

87 than 33.4 feet above city datum shall 
38 be attained ; thence said elevated road- 
89 bed and tracks shall continue in a 

40 northerly and westerly direction on an 

41 ascending gradient of about .03 per 

42 centum for a distance of about 4,860 

43 feet to a point on the south line of 

44 Wabansia avenue, where an elevation 

45 of not less than 35.0 feet above city 
48 datum shall be attained ; thence said 

47 elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

48 tinue in a northerly and westerly di- 



rection on a level gradient for a dis- 
tance of about 10,560 feet to a point 
about on the south line of West Belmont 
avenue, where an elevation of not less 
than 36.0 feet above city datum shall 
be attained, and crossing in said last 
mentioned course, at grade, the pro- 
posed elevated roadbed and tracks of 
the Chicago and Council Bluffs Di- 
vision, as hereinafter described in Sec- 
tion 1, Paragraph 2, at what is known 
and called the Pacific Junction ; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
continue in a northerly and westerly 
direction on an ascending gradient of 
about . 15 per centum for a distance of 
about 3,980 feet to a point about on the 
south line of Milwaukee avenue, where 
an elevation of not less than 40.9 feet 
above city datum shall be attained ; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northwest and west- 
erly direction on a level grade for a 
distance of about 1,720 feet to a point 
about on the north line of Irving Park 
boulevard, where an elevation of not 
less than 40.9 feet above city datum 
shall be attained , and crossing at 
grade In said last mentioned course the 
proposed elevated roadbed and tracks 
of the Mayfair '• Cut Off " Branch line 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Kail- 
way Company as hereinafter men- 
tioned ; thence said elevated roadbed 
and tracks shall continue in a north- 
erly and westerly direction and shall 
descend on the most suitable and practi- 
cable gradient to a connection with the 
present roadbed and tracks northwest 
of Irving Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 2. From the most desir- 
able point east of North Lawndale av- 
enue on the existing tracks of the Chi- 
cago and Council Bluffs Division of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway, the tracks of said railway 
company shall rise on the most suitable 



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8 gradient convenient and practicable lo 

9 said railway company to a point about 

10 on the east line of North Lawndale 

11 avenue, where an elevation of not less 

12 than 32.5 feet above city datum shall 

13 be attained; thence said elevated road- 

14 bed and tracks shall continue in a 
IB westerly direction on an ascending 

16 gradient of about .80 per centum for a 

17 distance of about 830 feet to a point 

18 about 10 feet east of the east rail of the 

19 most easterly track o£ the Chicago Di- 

20 vision of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

21 St. Paul Railway Company, where an 

22 elevation of not less than 35.0 feet 

23 above city datum shall be attained; 

24 thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

25 of said Chicago and Council Bluffs Di- 

26 vision shall continue in a westerly di- 

27 rection and on a level gradient to a 

28 point about 10 feet west of the west rail 

29 of the most westerly track of the Chi- 

80 cago Division of said Chicago, Milwau- 

81 kee and St. Paul Railway, and crossing 

82 at grade in said last mentioned course 

83 the proposed elevated roadbed and 

84 tracks of the Chicago Division of said 
35 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

86 way as hereinbefore described in Sec- 

87 tion 1, Paragraph 1; thence said ele- 

88 vated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

89 tinue in a westerly direction on a 

40 descending gradient of about .06 per 

41 centum for a distance of about 480 feet 

42 to a point about on the east line of 

43 North Springfield avenue, where an 

44 elevation of not less than 34.7 feet 

45 above city datum shall be attained; 

46 thence said elevated roadbed and 

47 tracks shall continue in a westerly di- 

48 rection on a descending gradient of 

49 about .04 per centum for a distance of 

50 about 730 feet to a point about on the 

51 west line of North Fortieth avenue, 
62 where an elevation of not less than 
68 34.4 feet above city datum shall be at- 
54 tained; thence said elevated roadbed 



5 and tracks shall continue in a westerly 

6 direction and shall descend on the most 

7 suitable gradient convenient and prac- 

8 licable to said railway company to a 

9 connection with their present roadbed 

and tracks west of North Fortieth 

1 avenue. 

Paragraph 3. From the most desir- 

2 able point south of Milwaukee avenue 

3 on the existing tracks of the May fair 

4 " Cut Off" Branch line of the Chicago 

5 and Northwestern Railway, the tracks 

6 of said railway company shall rise on 
the most suitable gradient convenient 
and practicable to said railway com- 
pany to a point about on the south line 
of Milwaukee avenue, where an eleva- 
tion of not less than 40.9 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 
tinue in a northerly direction on a 
level gradient for a distance of about 
1,200 feet to a point about on the north 
line of Irving Park boulevard, where 
and elevation of not less than 40.9 feet 

19 above city datum shall be attained; 

20 and crossing at grade in said last men- 

21 tioned course the proposed elevated 
roadbed and tracks of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany as hereinbefore described; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
continue Jn a northerly direction and 
shall descend on the most suitable 
gradient convenient and practicable to 
said railway company to a connection 
with their present roadbed and tracks 
north of Irving Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 4. The railway compa- 
nies named in this ordinance are here- 
by authorized to make such changes 
in the position and alignment of their 
respective main and side tracks and 
switch connections as may be desira- 
ble in order to carry out the provisions 
of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 5. Permission and au- 



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2 thority is also hereby given to the Chi- 

3 cago, Milwaukee and St. PauLRailway 

4 Company to elevate the " F" track of 

5 its branch lines at Pacific Junction; 

6 and to make such changes in their lo- 

7 cation as the said company may deem 

8 necessary. 

Paragraph 6. All elevation of rail- 

2 road tracks mentioned in this ordi- 

3 nance shall refer to the top of the rail. 

Section 2. The embankment or em- 

2 bankments on which said elevated road- 

3 bed shall be constructed within the 
i aforesaid limits shall be composed of 

5 sand, clay, gravel, loam, broken stone, 

6 or whatever else may compose the sur- 

7 plus material excavated from the sub- 

8 ways and from the foundation pits and 

9 trenches along the line of said work; 

10 the side slopes and lateral dimensions 

11 of said embankments will be fixed and 

12 determined by the natural angle of re- 

13 pose of the materials of which said em- 

14 bankments may be constructed, but 
15" whenever it may become necessary, for 

16 the purpose of keeping said embank- 

17 ments entirely within the lines of the 

18 right of way of said company, such 

19 portions of said embankments at all 

20 such points shall be kept within said 

21 right of way lines by, or they shall 

22 be confined between, walls of stone 

23 or brick masonry; provided, how- 

24 ever, that whenever said retaining 

25 walls are of insufficient height to prop- 

26 erly protect said right of way, and to 

27 prevent trespassing thereon, thence 

28 said retaining walls as aforesaid shall 

29 be surmounted with a suitable fence 

30 or railing, but wherever said retaining 

31 walls are not used at all the right of 

32 way of said company shall be fenced 

33 in, or otherwise properly enclosed, in 

34 compliance with the present ordinances 
36 of the City of Chicago relating to the 
36 fencingof railroad tracks. 



Section 2a. To enable the Chi- 

2 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

3 way Company to prosecute the work 

4 of the elevation of their roadbed and 

5 tracks, in accordance with the pro- 

6 visions of this ordinance, permission 

7 and authority is hereby granted to 

8 said railway company to elevate the 

9 roadbed and tracks of the Chicago and 

10 Council Bluffs Division lying east and 

11 west of the Chicago Division at Pacific 

12 Junction, temporarily, pn embank- 

13 ments or upon an open trestle work 

14 structure, but the abutments of sub- 

15 ways at the intersection of North 

16 Lawndale, North Springfield and 

17 North Fortieth avenues shall be con- 

18 structed of stone in accordance with 

19 the provisions described in Section 4a, 

20 and neither the passage of this ordi- 

21 nance, the incarring of any expense, 

22 nor the doing of any work thereunder 

23 by said railway company shall ever 

24 be construed or in any manner what- 

25 ever to estop or prevent the City of 

26 Chicago from hereafter passing an 

27 ordinance for the elevation of the road- 

28 bed and tracks beyond the points 
20 mentioned in this ordinance. 

Section 3. The said elevated tracks 

2 shall be carried across all intersecting 

3 streets, avenues and alleys which by 

4 the terms of this ordinance are to be 

5 provided with subways, on suit- 

6 able bridges of one, two or three 

7 spans, whose superstructure shall con- 

8 sist of iron or steel main girders, with 

9 iron or steel main floor, or ordinary 

10 track stringers; but should the latter 

11 method be adopted some suitable de- 

12 vice shall be provided to prevent storm 

13 water, dirt, oil and other substances 

14 from dropping from such elevated 

15 structure upon the subways beneath. 

16 The said bridges shall be supported on 

17 abutments of concrete, stone or brick 

18 masonry, or on rows of iron or steel 



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19 columns, braced together laterally and 

20 erected on and anchored to masonry 

21 foundations, constructed within the 

22 lines of the railroad right oE way and 

23 in the curb lines of the intersecting 

24 avenues and streets. 

Section i. Paragraph 1. Subways 

2 shall be constructed beneath the tracks 

3 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

4 Paul Railway Company where said 

5 tracks are intersected and crossed by 

6 West Chicago avenue, North Kedzie 

7 avenue, North Spaulding avenue, 

8 (Grrand and Homan avenue) West 

9 Division street, Central Park avenue, 

10 ( rinkham and Hirsch street), (North 

11 Lawndale avenue and Le Moyne street) 

12 West North avenue, West Wabansia 

13 avenue, Cortland street, Armitage av- 

14 enue, Dickens avenue, Humboldt av- 

15 enue, (North Fortieth and Beldon 

16 avenue) West Fullerton avenue. West 

17 Wright wood avenue. West Diversey 

18 avenue. West Wellington street, West 

19 Belmont avenue, West Roscoe street, 

20 West Addison avenue, Milwaukee av- 

21 enue, Irving Park boulevard. North 

22 Lawndale avenue, North Springfield 

23 avenue and North Fortieth avenue. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the May- 

3 fair "Cut Off" Branch line of the 

4 Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
6 where said tracks are intersected and 

6 crossed by Milwaukee avenue and Irv- 

7 ing Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 3. The subway at Irving 

2 Park boulevard shall be constructed 

3 jointly by the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

4 St. Paul Railway Company and the 

5 Chicago and Northwestern Railway 

6 Company, and the Chicago, Milwaukee 

7 and St. Paul Railway Company shall 

8 construct that portion and west ap- 

9 proach of said subway lying west of a 

10 line midway between the nearest ra,ils 



11 of the present tracks of said railway 

12 companies; and the Chicago and North- 

13 western Railway Company shall con- 

14 struct the remaining portion and east 

15 approach of said subway lying east of 

16 said last above mentioned line. 

Section 4a. The several subways, 

2 passageways and street grade crossings, 

3 hereinbefore referred to in Section 4 of 

4 this ordinance, and which shall be con- 

5 structed with the elevation upon which 

6 such tracks are to be placed, shall, as 

7 to their size and dimensions, locations 

8 and other details, be in acccordance 

9 with the following schedule: 

Subway in West Chicago Avenue, 80 Feet 
Wide. Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 8.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 fl )or of subway not less than 13.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street, including 

13 the north and south approaches of AI- 

14 bany avenue, as they shall be changed 

15 so as to conform to the lines of the 

16 street as hereinafter specified in Sec- 

17 tion 15 of this ordinance. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 80 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 21 feet each in 

22 subway. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

24 side of subway shall be the same as 

25 they now exist in West Chicago ave- 

26 nue, and in Albany avenue they shall 

27 be made to conform with the new lines 

28 of street. 



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29 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

30 uniform with the roadway, and about 

31 one foot above the level of the same. 

32 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

33 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

34 port girders. 

35 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 

Subway in Kedzie Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
JRailway. 

The depression of streets shall not 

2 exceed 4.3 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 17.9 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal in sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to ex- 
ceed 8.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 



Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

19 outside of subway shall be the same as 

20 they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalk shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Spaulding Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 : oor of subway not less than 18.8 feet 



5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same 

21 as they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 
28 curb lines and. inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Grand Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, Un- 
der the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.6 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 19.4 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 the east portal of subway, and on 

8 the west 10 feet beyond the west 

9 portal of subway. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 8.5 feet in 100 

12 feet to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street, including the north 

14 and south approaches of Homan 

15 avenue as they shall be changed so as 

16 to conform to the lines of street as 

17 hereinafter specified in Section 15 of 

18 this ordinance. 



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Width between walls of subway, 
66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they now exist in Grand avenue, 
and in Homan avenue they shall be 
made to conform with the new lines of 
street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders, and one line of posts in 
the center of roadway. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Division Street, 80 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 8.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 19.9 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to ex- 
ceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 
feet. 



Width of roadway, 48 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 16 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 



Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Central Park Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of streets shall not 
exceed 2.9 feet below the present sur- 
face of tracks, making the elevation of 
the floor of subway not less than 20.8 
feet above city datum. This level shall 
extend on the north 10 feet beyond 
the north portal of subway, and on the 
south 10 feet beyond the south portal 
of subway. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a con- 
nection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway, and 
about one foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Hirsch Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor ol subway not less tban 21.1 feet 

5 above city datum. Tbis level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond 



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7 the east portal of subway, and on 

8 the west 10 feet beyond the west 

9 portal of subway. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a grade 

11 of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to 

12 a connection with present surface of 

13 street, including the north and south 

14 approaches of Tinkham street as they 

15 shall be changed so as to conform to 

16 the lines of the street, as hereinafter 

17 specified in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 

19 60 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

22 subway. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

24 outside of subway shall be the same 
26 as they now exist in Hirsch street, and 

26 in Tinkham street they shall be made 

27 to conform to the new lines of the 

28 street. 

29 The depression of sidewalks shall 

30 be uniform with the roadway and 

31 about one foot above level of same. 

32 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

33 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

34 girders. 

35 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Le Moyne Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 3.8 feet below the present surface 
of tracks, making the elevation of the 
floor of subway not less than 21.1 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 
portal of subway, and on the west 10 
feet beyond the west portal of subway. 
From this level the approaches shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street, including the 
north and south approaches of North 



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Lawndale avenue as they shall be 
changed so as to conform to the lines 
of the street, as hereinafter specified 
in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in sub- 
way. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they now exist in Le Moyne street, 
and in North Lawndale avenue they 
shall be made to conform* to the new 
lines of the street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear headroom, 12 feet. 



Subway in West North Avenue, 100 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 20.9 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to ex- 
ceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street, in- 
cluding the south approach of Kidge- 
way avenue. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 
feet. • 



Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in 

subway. 



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Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway in West Chicago av- 
enue and Kidgeway avenue shall be 
the same as they now exist. 

The depression shall be uniform with 
the roadway, and about one foot above 
level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines, and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway ia West Wabansia Avenue. 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Ctiicag-o, Milwaukee and 
St. PhuI Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.2 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

6 feet above city datum. This level shall 
€ extend on the east 10 feet be- 

7 yond the east portal of subway, 

8 and on the west 10 feet beyond the 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 8.0 feet in 100 

12 feet, to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street, including the south 

14 approach of Hamlin avenue. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 60 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 outside of subway, in West Wabansia 

22 avenue and Hamlin avenue, shall be 

23 the same as they now exist. 

24 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

25 uniform with the roadway and about 

26 one foot above level of same. 

27 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

28 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

29 girders. 

30 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Cortland Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and SI. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.3 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 60 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as 

20 they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway, and about 
28 one foot above level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed 

25 in curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

26 port girders. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Armitage Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 5.5 feet below the present surface 
of tracks, making the elevation of the 
floor of subway not less than 210 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 
portal of subway, and on the west 10 
feet beyond the west portal of subway. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 8 5 feet 
in 100 feet, to a connection with the 
present surface of street, including the 



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13 north and south approaches of North 

14 Springfield avenue, as they shall be 

15 changed so as to conform to the lines 

16 of the street as hereinafter specified in 

17 Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

22 subway. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

24 side of subway shall be the same as 

25 they now exist in Armitage avenue, 

26 and in North Springfield avenue they 

27 shall be made to conform to the new 
lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 

33 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

34 girders. 

35 Clear headroom ,12.5 feet . 



Subway in Dickens Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, Un- 
der the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.3 feet below the present sur- 

3 lace of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to ex- 

11 ceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a connection 

12 with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks 



19 outside of subway shall be the same 

20 as they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway and about 

23 one foot above level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

25 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

26 port girders. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Humboldt Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.3 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 

feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with roadway, and about one 

24 foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Belden Avenue 66 Feet Wide 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression [of street shall not 



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exceed 5.8 feet below the present sur- 
face of tracks, making the eleva- 
tion of the floor of subway not less 
than 21.0 feet above city datum. This 
level shall extend on the east 10 
feet beyond the east portal of 
subway, and on the west 10 feet 
beyond the west portal of subway. 
From this level the approaches shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with 
the present surface of street, including 
the north and south approaches of 
North Fortieth avenue as they shall be 
changed so as to conform to the lines 
of the street as hereinafter specified in 
Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in sub- 
way. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they now exist in West Belden av- 
enue and in North Fortieth avenue 
they shall be made to conform with the 
new lines of the street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West PuUerton Avenue, 100 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.0 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extei^d on the east 10 feet beyond the 



east portal of subway, and on the west 
10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to ex- 
ceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Wrightwood Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
and rit. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 



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[1897. 



22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about 

24 one foot above the level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room , 12 feet . 



Subway in West Diversey Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 21.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 street. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 

feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in sub- 
way. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in West Wellington Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.7 feet below the present sur- 



3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 sutside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above the level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in West Belmont Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 6.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 21.0 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the east 10 feet be- 

7 yond the east portal of subway, and 

8 on the west 10 feet beyond the west 

9 portal of subway. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a grade 

11 of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to 

12 a connection with the present surface 

13 of street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 



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[1897, 



17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Roscoe Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5,2 feet below the present 

3 surface of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 23.6 

5 feet above city datum . This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyoDd the west portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a connection 

12 with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 60 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as 

20 they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above the level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

25 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

26 port girders. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Addison Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making th6 elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 25.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the west 

8 10 feet beyond the west portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as 

20 they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

25 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

26 girders. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.6 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 26.9 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the east 10 feet beyond 

7 the east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the east 

10 approach shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.5 feet, in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street, including the north approaches 



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14 of Yernon avenue and Depot place; 

15 and the west approach shall extend on 

16 a grade of not to exceed 1.5 feet in 100 

17 feet to a connection with the new 

18 grade of Milwaukee avenue as it shall 

19 be changed between the subways of 

20 the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 

21 way and the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

22 St. Paul Kailway; and the elevation 

23 of this new grade shall not be less than 
2i 29 . feet above city d atum . 

25 Width; between walls of subway, 66 

26 feet. 

27 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

28 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

29 subway. 

30 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
81 side of subway shall be the same as 
32 they now exist in Milwaukee avenue 
38 and iu all the streets intersecting or 

34 meeting said Milwaukee avenue. 

35 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

36 uniform with the roadway, and about 
87 one foot above level of same. 

38 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

39 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

40 port girders. 

41 C lear headroom , 12 . 5 feet . 



Subway in Irving Park Boulevard, 100 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway, Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.8 feet below the present surface 

8 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 26.9 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portal of subway, and on the west 10 

8 feet beyond the west portal of subway. 

9 From this level the approaches shall 

10 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

11 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with the 

12 present surface of street, including the 

13 north approach of Charles street. 



14 Width between'walls of subway, 100 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 56 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 22 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway and in Charles street 

21 shall be the same as they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 
28 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in North Lawndale Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Kailway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.0 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 19.2 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal 

9 of subway. From ^his level the ap- 

10 preaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Widh between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 



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27 girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Spririg-fleld Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present surf ace 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 21.2 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 

9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14: Width between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 



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18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Fortieth Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 20.4 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north 10 feet beyond 

7 the north portal of subway, and on the 



8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet, to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 

15 66 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

27 port girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicag-o and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less that 26.9 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet east of the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the west ap- 

10 proach shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet, to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 street; and the east approach shall ex- 

14 tend on a grade of not to exceed 1.5 

15 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 

16 new grade of Milwaukee avenue as it 

17 shall be changed between the subways 

18 of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 

19 way; and the elevation of this new 

20 grade shall not be less than 29.0 feet 

21 above city datum. 



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22 Width between walls of subway, 66 

23 feet. 

24 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway . 

25 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

26 subway. 

27 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

28 outside of subway shall be the same as 

29 they now exist in Milwaukee avenue, 

30 and in all the streets intersecting or 

31 meeting said Milwaukee avenue. 

32 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

33 uniform with the roadway, and about 

34 one foot above the level of eame. 

35 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

36 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

37 girders. 

38 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Section 4b. The grade of all the 
streets that intersect the approaches to 
subways described in Section 4 of this 
ordinance shall be depressed so as to 
conform to the grade of the approaches 
into such subways. 

Section 4c. In the several subways 
mentioned in this ordinance there 
shall be constructed a vertical curve 
where the head of approaches connects 
with the present grade of street, and 
said vertical curve shall extend not 
less than 20 feet each side of said inter- 
section of grades, and the middle ordi- 
nate of the vertical curve shall be equal 
to one- half of the difference between 
the elevation of the points on said in- 
tersecting grades. 

Section 5. All such excavation 
shall be made in the streets as may be 
required for the depression of such 
subways and the approaches thereto. 
But the depressed portion of the streets 
shall be restored to serviceable condi- 
tion for the use of the public as soon as 
practicable, and all water pipes, con- 
duits, sewers and other similar sub- 



10 structures belonging to the city that 

11 may be disturbed by such excavations 

12 or required to be moved or deflected 

13 from the position in which they are 

14 found shall be replaced or suitable ex- 

15 pedients and arrangements shall be 

16 devised and provided to restore them 

17 as fully as may be to their former state 

18 of usefulness, but the gradients of the 

19 sewers shall not be reduced in any 

20 event. All such work shall be done 

21 by the respective railroad companies 

22 as indicated in Section 4a, at their sole 

23 expense, and under the immediate 

24 supervision and to the satisfaction of 

25 the Commissioner of Public Works of 

26 the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The grades of all the 

2 streets and alleys in which any sub- 

3 ways are to be built, in accordance 

4 with the provisions of this ordinance 

5 or where streets shall be depressed in 

6 accordance with the provisions of this 

7 ordinance along the line of the several 

8 subways, shall be and the same are 

9 hereby changed so as to conform to the 

10 grades of such subways as they shall 

11 be depressed and constructed pursuant 

12 to the provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 7. Provision shall be made 

2 for the drainage of the several depressed 

3 subways provided for in this ordinance 

4 by the construction of receiving basins 

5 properly located in or immediately ad- 

6 jacenttosaid subways, which said re- 

7 ceiving basins shall be connected with 

8 and discharge their contents into the 

9 adjacent city sewers. In case the 

10 lowest point of the surface of any of 

11 said subways should be below the grade 

12 of the adjacent sewer, some other ade- 

13 quate means of drainage satisfactory 

14 to the Commissioner of Public Works 

15 must be devised and provided by said 

16 railroad companies at their expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The sub- 



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2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 

10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 



ways and approaches thereto, so to be 
constructed by said companies in said 
streets and avenues aforesaid, shall 
all conform to the following structural 
requirements, viz: The roadways 
shall be paved with a single course of 
vitrified brick of standard quality, laid 
at right angles with the curb lines and 
set upon a solid foundation of hydraulic 
cement concrete of not less than six (6) 
inches thick or deep when solidly 
tamped in place and otherwise finished 
and properly crowned ready for the 
brick wearing surface, between which 
and the concrete there shall be inter- 
posed a layer of screened sand not less 
than one-half inch thick. The curb 
shall be of sound hard limestone of 
standard dimensions and finish, and 
the sidewalks in subways shall be 
finished and paved with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality 
and workmanship, and with the curb- 
ing and roadway paving shall be made, 
finished and put in permanent place 
in accordance with the requirements of 
the Department of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. The approaches of 
subways shall be excavated to the grade 
established by this ordinance and shall 
be in all other respects restored as near 
as may be to their condition before be- 
ing so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this 
section mentioned, which are already 
paved or provided with sidewalks, 
such paving and sidewalks shall be re- 
stored with the present material, 
when the same is in good condition, by 
said railroad company or companies at 
their own expense, in such portion of 
said streets as are rt quired to be con- 
structed by said company or com- 
panies, except that said railway com- 
pany or companies are not required to 
restore any part of the paving of ap- 
proaches or subways, which will be the 



15 duty of any street railway company, 

16 or other corporation, itself to restore 

17 under existiDg laws or ordinances. 



Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 
panies shall pave the entire length 
and width of the roadway in such por- 
tions of the subways as are required 
to be constructed by said company or- 
companies, as is mentioned in this or- 
dinance, except that such company 
or companies as shall not be required to^ 
pave any part of the subways to be 
occupied by, or adjacent to street rail- 
way tracks, which by reason of exist- 
ing laws or ordinances it will be the 
duty of any street railway company or 
other corporation itself to pave. 



Paragraph 4. Any street railway com- 

2 pany occupying any of the streets in the 

3 City of Chicago crossed by said elevatec^ 

4 railway company or companies, shall ^ 

5 when and -as the grade of such street 

6 shall be changed, as in this ordinance 
provided, at its own expense, withoat 
claim for damages, conform the grade 
of its track or tracks to the said change^ 
of grade of said streets, and nothing m 
this ordinance shall operate to be held! 
to relieve such street railway compa- 

13 nies from any liability now existing,^ 

14 however created, to pave or bear the 
expense of paving such streets between 
or on either side of the rails of its said 
tracks, in the manner and form as now 
required. 

Paragraph 5. Whenever the elevated 
tracks and roadbed, constructed under 
and in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordihance, shall pass over any 
street, alley, avenue or public way, at 

6 which, according to the terms of this 

7 ordinance, a subway is required to be 

8 constructed by said railway company 

9 or companies, which street, alley, ave- 

10 nue or public way shall not already be 

11 paved or provided with sidewalks at 



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12 the time of such construction, and for 

13 which pavement or sidewalks no ordi- 
ti nance shall have been passed by the 

15 City Council of the City of Chicago, 

16 then and in that case the paving of 

17 such subway shall be delayed until the 

18 improvement of the portions of the 

19 street contiguous shall be ordered by 
^0 the City Council and the contract 
21 therefor shall be let. Thereupon, on 
^2 notice from the Commissioner of Pub- 

23 lie Works, said company or companies 

24 shall proceed at once with the work of 

25 paving, or with the construction of side- 

26 walks, in accordance with the provis- 

27 ions of Section 8, and Paragraphs 1 to 4, 

28 inclusive, of this ordinance. Should 

29 any company, after such notice, 

30 fail or neglect so to proceed 

31 with its work, the Commissioner 

32 of Public Works of the City of Chicago 
42 shall have and is hereby given the 

33 right, power and authority to take 

34 charge of and cause such work to be 

35 done, and the expense thereof shall 
26 thereupon be paid by such delinquent 
37 company. 

Paragraph 6. Nothing in this ordi- 

2 nance contained shall be so construed 

3 as to require the said railway compa- 

4 nies, or either of them, to assume, or 
6 pay, any incidental or consequential 

6 damages to adjacent property or busi- 

7 ness caused by the passage and enforce- 

8 ment of this ordinance, or by the exca- 

9 vation, depression or change of grade 

10 made in any of the public avenues, 

11 streets or alleys, or to defend any suit 

12 or suits which may be brought against 

13 any party or parties for the recovery of 

14 any such damages, but it is understood 
16 that all such damages, if there are any, 

16 shall be adjusted and paid by the City 

17 of Chicago, and said city will assume 

18 the defense of any and all suits brought 

19 for the recovery of the same interven- 

20 ing therein, it necessary, for snch pur- 



21 pose, and will wholly relieve said rail- 

22 way companies from defending the 

23 same, and will assume and pay all 

24 judgments recovered therein. The 

25 above stipulations in this paragraph 

26 are, however, upon the condition pre- 

27 cedent that, in case any.suit be brought 

28 against any of the said companies, said 

29 company will, at least five (5) days be- 

30 fore the return day of the summons 

31 therein, give notice in writing of such 

32 suit and of such service to the Mayor 

33 and the Corporation Couasel of said 

34 city for the purpose of enabling such 

35 defense to be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work hereinbe- 

2 fore in this ordinance ^required to be 

3 done by said company or companies, 

4 upDu or in connection with the public 

5 avenues and streets of the city shall 

6 be done and performed under the su- 

7 perintendence and subject to the in- 

8 spection and approval of the Commis- 

9 sioner of Public Works of said city. 

10 At least ten (10) days prior to the com- 

11 mencement of any part of such work 

12 the plans and specificstions therefor 

13 shall be submitted to said Commis- 

14 sioner of Public Works for his ex- 

15 amination, and if found to be in ac- 

16 cordance with the provisions of this 

17 ordinance in so far as this ordinance 

18 contain specific provisions, and in the 

19 absence of such specific provisions, if 

20 they shall be satisfactory to the Com- 

21 missioner of Public Works in regard 

22 to matters and details, which by this 

23 ordinance are left to his discretion and 

24 j adgment, such plans shall be approved 

25 by him, and after such approval all of 

26 the work outlined and included there- 

27 in shall be constructed in strict con- 

28 formity therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and au- 

2 thority are hereby given to saidcom- 

3 panies, whenever the same shall be 



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4 necessary in the prosecution of the 
6 work they are herein authorized or re- 

6 quired to perform, to obstruct, tem- 

7 porarily, any public street, avenue or 

8 alley to such extent and for such length 

9 of time as may be approved by the 

10 Commissioner of Public Works, and 

11 they are also hereby authorized, when- 

12 ever the same shall become necessary, 

13 to erect and maintain temporary 

14 structures and false work in any of 

15 said streets and avenues during the 

16 construction of their said elevated 

17 railway tracks, subject to the like ap- 

18 proval of said Commissioner of Public 

19 Works. 

Section 11. When the said several 

2 railroads, in Section 1 of this ordinance 

5 mentioned, shall have elevated their 
4 respective tracks in accordance with 

6 this ordinance, so that the same shall 
^ be ready for use, then and thereupon 

7 all provisions of the ordinances of the 

8 City of Chicago relating to the speed 

9 of railway trains, the length of trains, 

10 the number of cars to constitute 

11 a train, and the maintenance of gates, 

12 flagmen, watchmen, signals and sig- 

13 nal towers, shall cease to be appli- 

14 cable to said railroad; provided, how- 

15 ever, that this ordinance is not to be 

16 construed as a waiver or surrender by 

17 the City of Chicago of any of its po- 

18 lice powers or of the right at any time 

19 hereafter to pass necessary and reason- 

20 able police ordinances in relation to 

21 the matters last above enumerated. 

22 After such elevation it shall be un- 

23 lawful for person or persons, save em- 
^4 ployes of said companies, or either of 
25 them, in the discharge of their duties, 

27 to enter or be upon or to walk along or 

28 across the said elevated structure or 

29 roadway at any place. If any person 

30 shall wilfully trespass upon said ele- 

31 vated roadway, such person and all 
S2 others aiding, abetting or assisting 



33 therein shall be liable to a fine of not 

34 less than five dollars nor more than one 

35 hundred dollars for each and every of- 

36 fense. 

Section 12. Said railway company 

2 or companies mentioned in this ordi- 

3 nance shall at least ten (10) days prior 

4 to the commencement of any part or 

5 parts of said work submit to the Com- 

6 missioner of Public Works, for his ap- 

7 proval, complete plans and speeifica- 

8 tions of said part or parts of said pro- 

9 posed work, for the purpose of ascer- 

10 taining whether the same are in strict 

11 compliance with the provisions of this 

12 ordinance; and, after approval of all 

13 such plans and specifi.'ations by the 

14 Commissioner of Public Works, all of 

15 said work shall be constructed in 

16 strict accordance therewith, and to the 

17 entire satisfaction of said Commissioner 

18 of Public Works, and not otherwise, 

19 excej)t as herein otherwise provided. 

Section 13. The railway companies 

2 mentioned in Section 1 of this ordi- 

3 nance, and who are required to elevate 

4 their tracks shall commence the work of 

5 such elevation on or before the first day 

6 of May, 1898; provided, this ordinance 

7 shall have been accepted by the said 

8 railways hereby required to elevate 

9 their tracks. After such work has been 

10 commenced the same shall be prose- 

11 cuted continuously and with all prac- 

12 ticable diligence, and shall be fully 

13 and finally completed within two 

14 years unless prevented by strike or re- 

15 strained by injunction or other order 

16 or process of a court of competent ju- 

17 risdiction; the time during which said* 

18 railway companies shall be prevented 

19 by strike or strikes or legal proceed- 

20 ings, as aforesaid, shall be added to the 

21 time hereby limited for the completion 

22 of said work; provided, said railway 
1 23 companies give notice to the Corpora- 



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24 tion Counsel of the City of Chicago 

25 of the institution of said local proceed- 

26 ings. The City of Chicago shall there- 

27 upon have the right to intervene in 

28 any suit or proceeding brought by any 

29 person or persons seeking to enjoin or 

30 restrain, or in any manner interfere 

31 with the prosecution of said work, and 

32 move for a dissolution of such in- 

33 junction and restraining order, and 

34 for any other proper order in such 

35 suit. 

Section 14. Each of the'companies 

2 required by this ordinance to elevate 

3 its tracks shall do its portion of the 

4 work in accordance with the terms 

5 hereof, in apt and proper time, so as 

6 not to interfere with the proper and 

7 orderly prosecution of such work as a 

8 whole. Should either of the companies 

9 mentioned in Section 1 of this ordi- 

10 nance fail or neglect so to prosecute 

11 its work the Commissioner of Public 

12 Works of the City of Chicago shall have 

13 and is hereby given the right, power 

14 and authority to give ten days notice 

15 in writing to said delinquent company 

16 to prosecute its work. If such com- 

17 pany shall fail or neglect to comply 

18 with said notice, the Commissioner of 

19 Public Works may take charge of and 

20 cause such work to be done, and the 

21 expense thereof shall thereupon be paid 

22 by such delinquent company. 

Section 15. The Chicago, Milwau- 

2 kee and St. Paul Railway Company 

3 shall, within six months after the pas- 

4 sage of this ordinance, procure and 

5 dedicate for the purpose of public 

6 streets, strips or pieces of ground lo- 

7 cated aloflg and parallel with the right 

8 of way line of said railway company, 

9 described as follows, namely: 

10 A triangular piece of ground off of 

11 the southwest corner of Lot seventy- 

12 one (71) in McElroy's Subdivision of 



13 the west half (W. K) of the southwest 

14 quarter (S. W. K) of Section one (1)^ 

15 Township thirty- nine (39) North, 

16 Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 

17 Principal Meridian; said piece to be of 

18 sufficient width so as to provide for a 

19 thirty-three (33) foot street immediately 

20 northeast of the right of way line of 

21 the [Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

22 Railway Company and extending from 
28 the center line of Albany avenue in a 

24 southeasterly direction to the north 

25 line of West Chicago avenue. 

26 A triangular piece of ground off of 

27 the southwest portion of Lots forty- 

28 eight (48) and forty-nine (49) inS. E. 

29 Gross' Fourth (4th) Addition to Chi- 

30 cago, in [Lot seven (7) in Superior 

31 Court Partitionrof the east half (E. X) 

32 of the^southeast quarter (S. E. y^) of 

33 Section twoI(2), Township thirty-nine 

34 (39) North, Range 13, East of the Third 

35 Principal Meridian; said piece to be of 

36 sufficient width so as to provide for a 

37 forty (40) foot street, adjoining and 

38 immediately northeast of the east right 

39 of way line of the Chicago, Milwau- 

40 kee and St. Paul Railway Com- 

41 pany, said piece of land bounded as 

42 follows: Beginning at the southwest 

43 corner of Lot forty- nine (49), thence 

44 northerly thirty (30) feet along the east 

45 line of floman avenue to a point; 

46 thence southeasterly to the southeast 

47 corner of Lot forty-eight (48); thence 

48 northwesterly along the north line of 

49 Grand avenue to the place of begin- 

50 ning. 

51 A strip of ground sixty-six (66) feet 

52 wide adjoining and immediately south- 

53 west of the west right of way line of 

54 the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

55 Railway Company, and extending 

56 from the center of Homan avenue 

57 northwesterly to the south line of 

58 Grand avenue, all in Lot one (1) of the 

59 east half (E.'^^) of Section two (2), 



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Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Kan ge thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian. 

A triangular piece of land off of the 
southwest corner of Block nine (9), 
embracing so much and such parts of 
Lots twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), 
twenty-seven (27), twenty- eight (28), 
twenty-nine (29) and thirty (30) as 
shall be necessary to provide for a 
sixty-six foot street parallel to the east 
right of way line of said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, and extending from the east line 
of Tinkham street southeasterly to the 
north line of Hirsch street, all in 
Beebe's Subdivision of the east half 
(E. K) ot the northwest quarter (N. 
W. U) of Section two (2), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range thirteen 
(13), East of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian, except five acres in the north- 
east corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of 
the northeast corner of Block eleven 
(11), embracing so much and such 
parts of Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), 
four (4) and five (5) as shall be neces- 
sary to provide for a sixty-six (66) foot 
street parallel to the west line of the 
right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and' St. Paul Railway Company, and 
extending from the south line of Hirsch 
street southeasterly to the west line of 
Tinkham street, all in Beebe's Sub- 
division of the east half (E. K) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W.K) of Sec- 
tion two (2), Township thirty-nine 
«8 ( 39 ) North, Range thirteen ( 13 ) , East of 
-99 the Third Principal Meridian, except 

100 five acres in the northeast corner 

101 thereof. 

102 A triangular piece of ground off of 

103 the southwest corner of Block three 

104 (3), and embracing so much and such 

105 parts of Lots thirteen (13), four- 



106 teen (14), fifteen (15), sixteen (16). 

107 seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and nine- 

108 teen (19), as shall be necessary to pro- 

109 vide for a sixty- six (66) foot street par- 

110 allel to the east right of way line of the 

111 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

112 way Company, and extending from the 

113 east line of Lawndale avenue south- 

114 easterly to the north line of Le Moyne 

115 street, all in Beebe's Subdivision of 

116 the east half (E. }{) of the northwest 

117 quarter (N. W. ^) of Section two (2), 

118 Township thirty-nine (39) North, 

119 Range thirteen (131, East of the Third 

120 Principal Meridian, except five acres 

121 in the northeast corner thereof. 

122 A triangular piece of ground off of 

123 the northeast corner of Block seven (7) 

124 and embracing so much and such parts 

125 of Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), four 

126 (4) and five (5) as shall be necessary to 

127 provide for a sixty- six (66) foot street 

128 parallel to the west right of way line 

129 of said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

130 Paul Railway Company, and extend- 

131 ing from the south line of Le Moyne 

132 street southeasterly to the west line of 

133 Lawndale avenue, all in Beebe's Sub- 

134 division of the east half (E. X) of the 

135 northwest quarter (N. W. K) of Sec- 

136 tion two (2), Township thirty-nine 

137 (39) North, Range thirteen (13), East of 

138 the Third Principal Meridian, except 

139 five acres in the northeast corner 

140 thereof. 

141 A triangular piece of ground off of 

142 the northeast corner of Lot ten (10), 

143 Block two (2), as shall be necessary to 

144 provide for a sixty-six (66) foot street, 

145 parallel to the west right of way line 

146 of said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

147 Paul Railway Company, and extending 

148 from the south line of Armitage ave- 

149 nue southeasterly to the west line of 

150 Springfield avenue, all in Robert F. 

151 Summers' Subdivision of the west half 



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152 (W. K) of the northwest quarter (N. 
163 W. K) of the southwest quarter (S. 

154 W. %) of Section thirty-five (35), 

155 Township forty (40) North, Kange 

156 thirteen (13), East of the Third Princi- 

157 pal Meridian. 

158 A triangular piece of land off of the 

159 southwest corner of Block seven (7), 

160 embracing so much and such parts of 

161 Lots twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25), 

162 twenty- six (26), twenty- seven (27), 

163 twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine (29), 

164 thirty (80), thirty-one (31), thirty-two 

165 (32), thirty-three (S3) and thirty four 

166 (34) as shall be necessary to provide 

167 for a sixty- six foot street parallel to the 

168 east right of way line of said Chicago, 

169 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Cora- 

170 pany and extending from the east line 

171 of Springfield avenue southeasterly to 

172 the north line of Armitage avenue, all 

173 in Grant & Keeney's Addition to Pen- 

174 nock, being a subdivision of the east 

175 half (E. K) of the west half (W. }4) 

176 of the northwest quarter (N. W. }{) 

177 of Section thirty-five (35), Township 

178 forty (40) North, Kange thirteen f 13), 

179 East of the Third Principal Meridian. 

180 A triangular piece of ground off of 

181 the northeast corner of Block fifty- one 

182 (51), embracing so much and such parts 

183 of Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), four 

184 (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight 

185 (8), nine (9) and ten (10) as shall 

186 be necessary to provide for a sixty- 

187 six foot street parallel to the west 

188 right of way line of said Chicago, 

189 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 

190 Company, including the twenty (20) 

191 foot strip now dedicated for a public 

192 street, and extending from the south 

193 line of Belden avenue southeasterly to 

194 the west line o£ North Fortieth avenue, 
196 all in Keeney's Addition to Pennock 

196 of the east half (E, 3^) of the north- 

197 east quarter (N. E. ^i) of Section 

198 thirty-four (34), Township forty (40) 



199 North, Range thirteen (13), East of 

200 the Third Principal Meridian. 

201 A triangular piece of ground suffi- 

202 cient to provide for a sixty-six foot 

203 street parallel to the east right of way 

204 line of said Chicago, Milwaukee and 

205 St. Paul Railway Company, and ex- 

206 tending from the east line of North 

207 Fortieth avenue southeasterly to the 

208 north line of Belden avenue extended, 

209 all in the north half (N. X) of the 

210 west half (W. X> of the northwest 

211 quarter (N. W. K) of Section thirty- 

212 five (35), Township forty (40) North, 

213 Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 

214 Principal Meridian. 

215 In case said Chicago, Milwaukee and 

216 St. Paul Railway Company shall be 

217 unable to purchase said property, or 

218 any part thereof described in this sec- 

219 tion, at a reasonable price, then the 

220 same shall be condemned by the City 

221 of Chicago for street purposes, and the 

222 compensation and damages awarded in 

223 such proceedings, including court costs 

224 and all other expense of litigation that 

225 may be incurred in such condemnation 

226 proceedings, shall be paid by said Chi- 

227 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 

228 Company. 

Section 16. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance of this ordinance by the 

3 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

4 Railway Company it is hereby agreed 

5 that if the City of Chicago shall at any 

6 time hereafter open and extend any 

7 street or streets, avenue, alley or pub- 

8 lie way, by means of subways only 

9 across the right of way and lands 

10 of said company, no claim for com- 

11 pensation on account of land taken 

12 for right of way of such street or 

13 streets, avenue or alley or public way, 

14 will be made by said railway company, 

15 and such waiver of compensation shall 

16 attach to and run with such land 



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in the hands of any grantee or gran- 
tees of such railway company, but the 
sole cost and expense or the construc- 
tion of such subway or subways and 
of such bridge or bridges as may be 
necessary to carry all the tracks on 
said company's lands and right of way, 
and over such highways shall be borne 
and paid by the City of Chicago with- 
out expense to said railway com- 
pany mentioned in this ordinance, and 
in no case shall any'such bridge or 
bridges over such subway or subways 
so to be built be inferior in any regard 
to the bridges to be built by the rail- 
way company across the streets 
provided for in this ordinance. The 
work of such construction shall be 
done by the railway company, and 
the amount to be paid by the city 
for such work and construction shall 
not exceed the actual and reasonable 
cost thereof. Said bridges respectively, 
shall support all the tracks of said 
company then existing and in 
use across the lines of the pro- 
posed street or streets at the time of 
the construction of such subway across 
such right of way of said company ; 
but said railway company shall 
not be required to do any work toward 
the construction of any such subway 
or subways until the cost thereof, as 
may be estimated by the City Engi- 
neer and Chief Engineer of said rail- 
way company, first shall have been 
paid over to said railway company, or 
deposited in some responsible bank for 
its benefit and to be paid over to it at 
once upon the completion of said work. 
Sectick 17. This ordinance shall 
take effect from and after its passage, 
approval and publicatioD ; provided, 
however, this ordinance shall be null 
and void unless said Chicago and 
Northwestern and Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Companies shall 



8 through their authorized officers file 

9 with the Mayor of the City of Chicago, 

10 within thirty days from the passage 

11 and approval by the Mayor of this or- 

12 dinance, agreement or agreements duly 

13 executed, whereby said railway com- 

14 panies shall undertaKe to do and per- 
16 form all the matters and things re- 

16 quired of them respectively by thi» 

17 ordinance. After the filing of said 

18 agreement or agreements by all of said 

19 several companies, and not before, thi» 

20 ordinance shall not be materially mod- 

21 ified or amended without the consent 

22 of any company affected by any pro- 

23 posed modification, unless said com- 

24 pany or companies shall be in default 

25 in the performance of the several mat- 

26 tersand things required by this ordi- 

27 nance and undertaken to be done by 

28 such agreement. 

Aid. Barry presented an ordinance for- 
bidding tugs to tow more than one vessel 
or scow at a time, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Brennan moved its r*»ference to the 
Committee on Harbors, Viaducts and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Barry moved to suspend the rules tc^ 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Barry moved the passage of the or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance- 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin. O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, tJiewer, (iazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
)er, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa,Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker,, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Scb lake. Cannon » 
Kimbeil, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul. Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

N'o.'ys— None. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote last taken. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

reas-Gunther,Cook,Fitch,Alling»Jack- 



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son, Kent, Cloidt, Martin, Klenha, Miller, 
Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddieston, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Zlehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiol- 
bassa, Knudson,Kimbeli, Rector, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Bennett 
(34tli ward)-28. 

Nays — GoushUn, Kenna, Ballenberg, 
O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward). Hurt, Kahler, Francis, Little, 
Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Mc- 
Carthy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Math -35. 

The f olio wingUs the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To regulate towing within the harbor of 
the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be and is here- 
by declared unlawful for any tug boat, 
steamer, or towing vessel of any kind, 
within the river or harbor of the City of 
Chicago, to tow, haul or lead more than 
one vessel, scow, barge or craft of any 
■description at the same time. 

Section 2. Any violation of Section 1 
ot this ordinance shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than ten (10) dollars or 
more than fifty (50) dollars for each and 
every offense. 

Section 3. Any laws or ordinances 
which have been heretofore passed and are 
in conflict or are inconsistent with the 
provisions hereof are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall go in- 
to effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 



Aid. Portman presented an ordinance 
extending tim« for the construction of the 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company 
until July 1, 1899, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, .N. D. 

Aid. Hirsch presented the following 
•order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Court liincoiu l,naepend- 



ent Order of Forresters' to string banner 
at the corner of Lincoln and Wrightwood 
avenues. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Schlacke presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he Is hereby directed to stay all pro- 
ceedings in the matter of Warrant No. 
for improvement of Edgewater ave- 
nue, from Clark street to Ashland avenue, 
and Ashland avenue, from Edgewater av- 
enue to Balmoral avenue, until further no- 
tice from this Council. 

Aid. Kimbell presented an order to re- 
bate water tax to Mrs. Mary Kroski, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCarthy presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby ordered to 
have sewer about to be put in on the north 
side of West Kinzie street, between 46th 
and 47th auenues, to be laid 12 feet south 
of the north line ot said Kinzie street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. McCarthy presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
advertise for bids lor improving Carroll 
avenue, from West 40th avenue to West 
46th avenue, Warrant No. 22998, and to let 
the contract for the same to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder or bidders; provided, 
such contractor or contractors will wait for 
payment until the assessment for the same 
shall have been collected. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddieston, Kah- 
lf*r, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite. Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, JNorthrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

N^ays— None. 

Aid . Mcloerny presented a petition for the 
opening of Baker avenue across the rail- 
road tracks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, S. D. 



Ifovember 22, J 



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1 1897. 



Aid. Keicbardt presented the following 
order (petitioa attached): 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have erected and put in service 6 gasoline 
lamps on West 48th street, between Aber- 
deen and Morgan streets, in the 30th Ward, 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sproul presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
cause plank sidewalk crossings to be con- 
structed at intersections of crossing streets 
"on: 

Claremont avenue and 68th street. 

Winchester avenue and 68th street. 

Winchester avenue and 67th st. 

Kobey street and 67th street. 

Goodspeed street and 69th street. 

Leavitt street and 69th street. 

Also to have culverts repaired at follow- 
ing crossings: 

Oakley avenue and 70th street. 

Claremont avenue and 69th street. 

Winchester avenue and 69th street. 

Goodspeed street and 69th street. 

Leavitt street and 69th street. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby directed to cause to be erected 
and put into service electric lights at the 
following street intersections: 

Loomis and 92d streets. 

Loomis and 89th streets. 

Carpenter and 88th streets. 

Ada and 88th streets. 

Elizabeth and 87th streets. 

Winchester avenue and 89th street. 

Page and 88th streets. 

Ashland avenue and 89th street. 

Petition attached. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. 
order: 



Wiora presented the following 



Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to stay all 
proceedings in the matter of the opening 
of Elizabeth avenue, from 7 1st street to 75th 
street, being Case JSo. 169491 in the Super- 
ior Court. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Math presented the claim of Chas. 
Whitcomb for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Math presented a resolution look- 
ing toward the establishment of a Police 
Commission, etc. 

Aid. O'Brien moved its reference to the 
Committee on Police Department. 

Aid. Math moved to suspend the rules to 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas— Fitch, Probst, Rector, Northrop, 
Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 6. 

JV^aiys— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, 
Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler, Francis,May- 
pole. Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, Anderson, 
Tuite,Kiolbas8a, Knudson, Walsh, Rogers, 
Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, Alwart, 
Plotke, Mangier, Maltby, O' Malley, Lyman, 
Walker, Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, 
Cannon, Kim bell, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt,Sproul,Mavor, 
Nelson, Wiora— 57. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved to place the or- 
dinance on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Math presented a resolution for the 
discharge of all street foremen and assist- 
ant street foremen. 

Aid. Brennan moved its reference to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Math moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Brennan moved to place the reso- 
lution on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the property owners on 
58th street, between Woodlawn avenue 
and Lexington avenue, be permitted to 
improve 58th street, between Woodlawn 
and Lexington avenues, at their own ex- 
pense and by private contract, under the 
direction of the Department of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 



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[1897. 



Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Ci^ 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claims of various persons 
for rebates due on special assessments, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue to each of the follow- 
ing named persons vouchers in the 
amounts set opposite their names, the same 
to be in settlement of their claims for re- 
bates due on special assessments, and the 
Comptroller is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay the same: 

E. C. Mobrstadt $ 17 85 

A. Anderson 24 31 

Harriet J. Loomis 19 13 

A. H. Andrews & Co 357 40 

E. R. Barney 10 38 

E. Mariner 210 82 

R.Walsh 1 20 

G. W. Reece 1 77 

P. Magrady 4 60 

Susia A. Hall 11 26 

J. W. Taylor 5 14 

Frank Bailey 23 28 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Lizzie Mclntyre for 
personal in juries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor arid' Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the petition of Miss Lizzie 
Mclntyre for compensation for personal in- 
juries, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Miss Lizzie Mclntyre, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $100.00, 
the same to be in full settlement of her 
claim against the city on account of per- 



sonal injuries, as recommended by the City 
Attorney. 

John Powers, 

Chairman, 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Dr. Joseph Adler for 
personal iDJuries, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of Dr. Joseph Ad- 
ler for compensation for personal injuries, 
having had the same under consideration, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Dr. Joseph Adler, out of moneys 
not otherwise appropriated, the sum of 
$200 00, the same to be in full settlement of 
his claim against the city on account of 
personal injuries received through a de- 
fective sidewalk, as recommended by the 
City Attorney. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The game Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to refund $2 00 to C. Clay- 
ton on account of dog license, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 

Jo the Mayor arid Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the draft of an order to refund 
$2.00 to C. Clayton on account of dog li- 
cense, having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend 
that the order be passed as submitted. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to C. Clayton, out of moneys not otherwise 
appropriated, the sum of two dollars, the 
same being a refund paid at dog pound for 



i 



November 22, J 951 



J 1897. 



release of dog; said Clayton having paid 
the above amount on License No. 23964 
to the City Collector. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

. ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to quitclaim to Francis 
Ferris Clark Lot 148, Division 3, Section B, 
in Oakwood Cemetery, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the draft of an order direct- 
ing the Mayor and Comptroller to quit- 
claim Lot 148, Division 3 of Section '"B" 
in Oak woods Cemetery, to Francis Ferris 
Clark, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that said order be placed on file and the 
following order be passed in lieu thereof: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to quit- claim to Francis Fer- 
ris Clark Lot 148, Division 3, Section "B" 
in Oakwoods Cemetery ; said lot being in 
exchange for a lot in the old Chicago Ceme- 
tery ; provided, however, that said Fran- 
cis Ferris Clark can satisfy the Comptrol- 
ler that he is j ustly entitled to this trans- 
fer. 

John Powers, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to refund A. H. Hill & Co. 
$3,808.25 on account of water certificates, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed . 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Cily 

of Chicaao in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the draft of an order on the 
Commissioner of Public Works to issue to 
A. H. Hill & Co., vouchers in the sum of 
$3,808.25, having had the same under ad- 
visement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the order as submitted. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 



lic Works be and is hereby directed to is- 
sue a voucher to A. H. Hill & Co., tor the 
sum of $3,808.25, upon said firm surrender- 
ing and cancelling to the city, water certifi- 
cates they now hold to that amount, and' 
the City Comptroller is hereby authorized 
and directed to pay the same. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to retund special assess- 
ment for water mains in Harvard street^ 
from South 40th avenue to South* 41st ave- 
nue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

CHICA.GO, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citig^ 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred an order to refund moneys to 
property owners on Harvard street, from 
40th avenue to 41st avenue, which they 
paid by special assessment for the laying^ 
of water mains, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that said order be placed on file and 
the following order passed in lieu thereof: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to refund to the property 
owners on Harvard street, from 40th ave- 
nue to 41st avenue, the amount paid by 
them, or so much of the amount thereof as 
in his judgment they are entitled to, and 
the Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay 
out of the Water Fund the amount of the 
requisition so certified to him by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



also. 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of B. F. Conkrite &Co., 
for refund of money paid for water mains^ 
submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
fif Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whont 



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[1897. 



was referred the claim of B. F. Conkrite & 
Co., for money advanced for laying water 
main, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue his requisition in favor 
of B. F. Conkrite & Co., in the sum of 
$2,146.32, amount paid by them to Gahan & 
Byrne for laying 2,298 feet of six-inch water 
pipe and 84 feet of eight- inch water pipe in 
99th street, as per bill submitted, and 
charge the same to Water Fund; and the 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay 
the same.. 

John Poweks, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order authorizing the refund of 
money paid for water pipe extension in 
sundry streets, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 20th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on Fmance, to whom 
was referred an order authorizing tbe re- 
fund of money paid for water pipe exten- 
sions in sundry streets, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said order be placed 
on file and the following order be passed 
in lieu thereof: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be authorized and directed 
to refund to James Darlow, D. G. Ken- 
nedy and Frank £. Ballard, the amount 
paid by them for laying water mains in 
^ackett avenue and Hart avenue, from Blst 
street to Park street; in Florence and 
Blanchard avenues, from 51st to B5th 
streets; in Gage place, from Park street to 
55th ftreet; Park street, from Sackett av- 
enue to Hart avenue; 55th street, from Gage 
place to Blanchard avenue, as recom- 
mended in his communication of October 
22Qd, and the Comptroller is hereby author- 
ized to pay out of the Water Fund the 
amount due them upon the requisition of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance appropriating $100,000 



for improvement of streets, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Isaca Weil for rebate 
of water tax, submitted a report recom- 
mending;that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the order of Wm. Utting for rebate 
of water tax, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailea. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to refund water tax on 
premises 2128 Milwaukee avenue, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIASY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an order for the removal of 
stairways, passageways, etc., connecting 
the "Union Loop" with adjoining build- 
ings, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying substitute or- 
dinance. 

Aid. Walker moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 18th, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom 
was referred an order for the removal of 
stairways, passageways, etc., connecting 
the" Union Loop" with adjoining build- 
ings, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of an accompanying substitute 
ordinance. 

Charles M. Walker, 

Chairman. 



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953 



[1897. 



AN OBDINANCE 

To provide for the prevention and re- 
moval of obstructions to streets. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whereas, the con- 

2 struction of passageways, bridges, 

3 platforms and structures of any kind 

4 or nature whatsoever connecting and 

5 joining the elevated roadway and 

6 stations of the Union Elevated Rail- 

7 road Company, the Union Consoli- 

8 dated Elevated Railway Company, 

9 the Lake Street Elevated Railroad 

10 Company and the Northwestern Ele- 

11 vated Railroad Company, constitut- 
13 ing the elevated loop railroads in 

13 Lake street, Van Buren street, Fifth 

14 avenue and Wabash avenue, and 

15 known as the "Union Loop," in the 

16 City of Chicago, with any building 

17 or buildings on property adjacent to 

18 or fronting on such elevated roads, 

19 is a public nuisance, a menace to 

20 health, and contrary to law and to 

21 the rights of the public. 

Sec. 2. Therefore, it is hereby 

2 ordered that all passageways, bridges, 

3 platforms and structures of every 

4 kind and nature designated in the 

5 first section hereof and heretofore 

6 erected, or now in process of erec- 

7 tion, shall be forthwith torn down 

8 and removed, and it is further or- 

9 dered that no such structure of any 

10 kind or nature shall be permitted to 

11 be built or erected in the future. 

Sec. 3. The Commissioner of Pub- 

2 lie Works is hereby ordered and 

3 directed to remove and take down, 

4 or cause to be removed and taken 

5 down, forthwith, all such structures, 

6 and he is further ordered and di- 

7 rected to prevent the erection or 

8 maintenance of any such structures 

9 in the future. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force from and after 

3 its passage. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS. W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alley s^ 
W. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
In favor of the Suburban Railroad Com- 
pany for a track on the east half of Rob- 
inson avenue, from Madison street to Lake 
street, in place of one of the two tracks 
upon the west half of Robinson avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed and that the ordinance ot 
the same import, vetoed October 18, 1897, 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevallea. 
The following is the report: 

CHICA.GO, Nov. 22nd, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance of 
Suburban Railroad Company granting 
the right to lay one track on the east half 
of Robinson avenue, from Madison street, 
north to Lake street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance be passed 
and that the ordinance vetoed and ref furred 
to Committee on Streets and Alleys, Westj. 
October 18th be placed on file. 

John J. Brennan, 

Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Granting the Suburban Railroad Com- 
pany the right to lay one track on the 
east half of Robinson avenue, from 
Madison street north to Lake street, in 
place of one of the two tracks now 
upon the west half of Robinson ave- 
nue. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, in consideration 

2 of the acceptance hereof, and the 

3 undertaking of the Suburban Rail- 

4 road Company, a corporation created 

5 and existing under the laws of the 

6 State of Illinois, to comply with the 

7 provisions of this ordinance, consent, 

8 permission and authority are hereby 

9 granted to said company, its 

10 grantees, lessees, successors and as- 

11 signs to build, construct, maintain 

12 and operate one railroad track, as 

13 hereinafter provided, with all neces- 



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[1897. 



14 sary and convenient crossovers and 

15 appurtenances, loops, feeders and 

16 switches in, upon, over and along 

17 the following route in the City of 

18 Chicago, to- wit: 

19 (a) Beginning at the center line of 

20 Madiscn street, on the east half of 

21 Robinson avenue, and connecting 

22 there with the east track of said 

23 company, and from thence north to 
^4 the south line of the right of way of 

25 the Chicago & Northwestern Rail- 

26 way Company. 

Sectoin 2. The tracks of said com- 

2 pany shall not be elevated above the 

3 surface of the street where laid, and 

4 shall be laid in such manner fehat 

5 carriages and other vehicles can 

6 easily and freely cross the same, and 

7 the said track upon Robinson avenue 

8 shall be laid upon the 10 feet east of 

9 and adjoining the center line of Rob- 

10 inson avenue, from Madison street 

11 north, as aforesaid; and the rails to 

12 be used for said track shall be ap- 

13 proved by the Commissioner of Pub- 

14 lie Works, unless said company shall 

15 use one of the tracks now on said 

16 Robinson avenue for said track, to 

17 be laid on the east side of Robinson 

18 avenue, as herein provided. 

19 The track hereby authorized upon 

20 Robinson avenue shall be laid and 

21 put in operation by said company on 

22 or before the fifteenth day of De- 

23 cember, A. D. 1897, and said com- 

24 pany shall then remove the west 

25 track of the two tracks now laid 

26 upon the west half of Robinson ave- 

27 nue, from Madison street north, and 

28 before June 1st, A. D. 1898, shall 

29 pave with cedar block pavement the 

30 entire east half of the roadway of 
81 said Robinson avenue, from Mad- 

32 ison street to the south line of the 

33 right of way of the Chicago and 

34 Northwestern Railway Company, 

35 and shall place at the curb line of 

36 said Robinson avenue, from Madison 

37 street to the south line of Lake 

38 street, a stone or cement curb, to be 



39 approved by the Commissioner of 

40 Public Works of the City of Chi- 

41 cago. The sidewalk space on said 

42 Robinson avenue, from Madison 

43 street to Lake street, is hereby fixed 

44 at twelve (12) feet, and said curbing 

45 shall be placed at the west line of 

46 said twelve feet. Said company 

47 shall forever keep and maintain in 

48 proper repair and condition the 

49 space occupied by its railroad track 

50 in said Robinson avenue, from outer 

51 rail to outer rail. 

52 If said company shall refuse and 

53 fail to lay said pavement and curb- 

54 stone, as above provided, the same 

55 may be done by the City of Chicago, 

56 on the east half of said Robinson 

57 avenue hereby authorized to be oc- 

58 cupied by said railroad track, and 

59 said company shall be liable for, and 

60 hereby agrees to pay to the City of 

61 Chicago the fair cost thereof. 

Section 3. Said company shall 

2 have the right to operate its cars by 

3 electricity, cable or compressed air, 

4 or other motive power, except steam, 

5 and change the same from one such 

6 power to the other as it may elect. 

7 In case said company shall use elec- 

8 trie power to operate its said line of 

9 railroad upon Robinson avenue, 

10 then it is hereby granted the right 

11 to construct an overhead contact 

12 system, consisting of wires sus- 

13 pended from iron poles for the pur- 

14 pose of conveying electric current, 

15 and to use such poles for suspend- 

16 ing therefrom such feed wires or 

17 electric conductors as said company 

18 may elect. Said wires shall be sus- 

19 pended from poles not less than 183>^ 

20 feet above the rails, and at the elec- 

21 tion of the company be either a side 

22 pole or a center pole construction. 

23 In case of a side pole construction 

24 said poles shall be placed at the curb 

25 line as near as practicable. Said 

26 poles shall be placed at an average of 

27 not less than 100 feet apart, except 

28 at the intersection of streets, alleys 



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^9 and avenues where they shall be so 

80 placed as to leave the crossing clear, 

31 and in case of curves, where they 

32 may be placed in such manner as 

83 necessary for holding said wires in 

84 position. 

85 Said company shall have the right 

86 to construct a system of poles, wires, 

87 feeders and appurtenances within the 
38 City of Chicago for conveying elec- 
89 trie current, and to connect the same 

40 with the system of road and power 

41 house from which it shall obtain its 
43 electric current and to cross all in- 

43 tersecting streets, alleys, and public 

44 places intersecting such lines of 

45 wires and poles. 

Section 4. Said company is also 

2 hereby granted the right to cross all 

3 streets intersecting the lines of said 

4 railroad company, and also the right 

5 to make all such necessary curves to 

6 adjoining property as may be con- 

7 venient in the operation of the rail- 

8 road of said company. 

9 Provided, however, the said com- 

10 pany shall exercise none of the 

11 rights and privileges granted by 

12 this ordinance until the Board of 

13 Trustees of the Town of Cicero shall 

14 have passed an ordinance and said 

15 company shall have accepted the 

16 same providing for the removal of 

17 one of the two tracks now upon the 

18 west side of Robinson avenue, from 

19 Madison street to the south line of 

20 the right of way of the Chicago & 

21 Northwestern Railway Company. 

Section 5, This ordinance is 

2 granted upon the express condition 

3 that said company, its grantees, 

4 lessees, successors and assigns, shall 

5 indemnify and save harmless the 

6 City of Chicago from all cost, 

7 charges, expense and damage to 

8 property arising directly or indi- 

9 rectly through the exercise of any 

10 rights or privileges under this ordi- 

11 nance. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall 



2 be in force from and after its pas- 

3 sage and acceptance by said com- 

4 pany, providing said acceptance is 

5 filed with the City Clerk within 

6 twentv days after the passage 

7 hereof. 

AI.SO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred au orainatice repealing ordinance 
lor improving North Forty-second avenue, 
from Lake street to Kin zie street, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, Nov. 22d, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance re- 
pealing ordinance for the improvement of 
North 421 avenue, from Lake street to 
Kinzle street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that same be passed. 

John J. Erennan, 

Chairman. 
ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of North 42d avenue, from Lake 
street to Kinzie street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
North 421 avenue, from Lake street to 
Kinzie street," passed May 3d, 1897, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance. Docket No. 22462 of the 
County Court of Cook County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance repealing ordinance 



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for improving South 41st avenue, from 
Colorado avenue to 16th street, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for improving Grenshaw stree% from 40th 
avenue to 4lst avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for sewer in Kinzie street, from 48th ave- 
nue to 50th avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred an order to 
permit Nelson Morris & Co. to lay a switch 
track across Hawthorne avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed . 

Aid. O' Mai ley moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, Nov. 22d, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred an order to 
permit Nelson Morris & Co. to lay a switch 
track across Hawthorne avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the order. 

Ordered, That Nelson Morris & Com- 
pany be and hereby are granted the right 
and privilege to lay, operate and maintain 
a side or switch track in and across Haw- 
thorne avenue, from a point 110 feet north- 
westerly of the northwest corner of Lot 
thirty-eight (38) of Block seventy-two (72) 
of Elston's Addition in Section five (5), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
fourteen (14) East of the Third Pprincipal 



Meridian, connecting with the right of way 
ot the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railroad Company's tracks and running to 
the west line of Lot thirty-eight (38) of 
Block seventy- two (72) aforesaid, in ac- 
cordance with the plat attached hereto and. 
made a part hereof. 

Thos. J. O'Ma-LLEy, 

Chairman. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a petition to stay improvement of 
alley between Clark street and Cleveland 
avenue, and Belden avenue and Fuilerton 
avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. O'Malley moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

The Special Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion to whom was referred an order for an 
ordinance for the elevation of the tracks of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 
from Chicago avenue north to Diversey 
avenue, submitted a report recommending^ 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Maltby moved that the report and 
ordinance be published and made a special 
order tor the regular meeting, to be held 
November 27. 1897, at 8 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 18th, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Special Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion to whom was referred an order for an 
ordinance for the elevation of the tracks of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway^ 
from Chicago avenue north to Diversey ave- 
nue, having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the accompanying ordinance- 

A. W. Maltby, 

Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the elevation of the roadbed and 
tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company and the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company, 
respectively, to elevate the plane of cer- 
tain of their railway tracks within the 



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957 



[1897. 



City of Chicago; also to eliminate the 
grade crossing of the Deeriog Branch 
line of the Chicago, Milwaukre and St. 
Faul Railway Company with the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany, where same crosses the right 
of way of said Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company at a point 
about 220 feet north of the north end 
of the draw bridge over the North Branch 
of the Chicago River. 

Be it ordalm^ed by the City Cowficil of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago and 

2 Northwestern Railway Company and 

3 the Chicago,. Milwaukee and St. Paul 

4 Railway Company are hereby ordered 

5 and required to change the plane of 

6 certain of their roadbed and tracks 

7 within certain limits of the City of 

8 Chicago in manner and upon the con- 

9 dition hereinafter specified, that is to 
10 say: 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at the most 

2 desirable point on the existing tracks 

3 of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 

4 way Company, about on the south line 

5 of West Chicago avenue, which point 

6 is underneath the Chicago avenue and 

7 North Halsted street viaduct. From 

8 said initial point said roadbed and 

9 tracks shall rise on a gradient of about 

10 0.5 per centum for a distance of about 

11 2,300 feet to a point about on the east 

12 line of May street, where an elevation 

13 of not less than 20 8 feet above city 

14 datum shall be attained; thence said 

15 elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

16 tinue in a northerly and westerly direc- 

17 tion on a slightly ascending gradient 

18 for a distance of about 5,340 feet to a 

19 point about on the south line of North 

20 avenue, where an elevation of not less 

21 than 21.0 feet above city datum shall 

22 be attained; thence said elevated road- 

23 bed and tracks shall continue in a 



24 northerly and westerly direction on a 

25 descending gradient of about .05 per 
28 centum for a distance of about 1,500 feet 

27 to a point about 10 feet south of the 

28 south rail of the most southerly track 

29 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

30 Paul Railway; where an elevation of 

31 not less than 20.2 feet above city datum 

32 shall be attained; thence said elevated 

33 roadbed and tracks shall continue in 

34 a northerly and westerly direction on 

35 a substantially level gradient to a point 

36 about 10 feet north of the north rail of 

37 the most northerly track of the Chi- 

38 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

39 way Company; and crossing in said 

40 last mentioned course at grade the 

41 proposed elevated roadbed and tracks 

42 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

43 Paul Railway, as hereinafter de- 

44 scribed in Section 1, Paragraph 3; 

45 thence said elevated roadbed and 

46 tracks of the said Chicago and JSorth- 

47 western Railway shall continue in a 

48 northerly direction and on an ascend- 
49' ing gradient of about .08 per centum 

50 for a distance of about 660 feet to a 

51 point about on the south line of Cly- 

52 bourn place, where an elevation of not 

53 less than 20.7 feet above city datum 

54 shall be attained; thence said elevated 

55 roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 

56 northerly and westerly direction and 

57 on a level gradient for a distance of 

58 about 1260 feet to a point about on the 

59 north line of Elston avenue, where an 

60 elevation of not less than 20.7 feet 

61 above city datum shall be attained; 

62 thence said elevated roadbed and 

63 tracks shall continue in a northerly di- 

64 rection and on an ascending gradient 

65 of about . 18 per centum for a distance 

66 of about 1100 feet to a point about on 

67 the south line of the North Branch of 

68 the Chicago River, where an elevation 

69 of not less than 22.7 feet above city 

70 datum shall be attained: thence said 



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958 



[1897. 



71 elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

72 tinue in a northerly direction on" a 

73 level gradient for a distance of abont 

74 500 feet to a point about 10 feet north of 

75 the north rail of the most northerly 

76 track of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

77 St. Paul Railway, where an eleva- 

78 tion of not less than 22.7 feet above 

79 city datura shall be attained ; and said 
SO last mentioned course to cross above 

81 and over the proposed depressed tracks 

82 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

83 Paul Railway Company, as hereinbe- 
M fore referred to in the caption of this 

85 ordinance; thence said elevated road- 

86 bed and tracks shall continue in a 

87 northerly direction and on a descend- 

88 ing gradient of about .32 per centum 

89 for a distance of about 630 feet to point 

90 about on the south line of Fullerton 
^1 avenue, where an elevation of not less 
^2 than 20.7 feet above city datum shall 
93 be attained; thence said elevated road- 
^i bed and tracks shall continue in a 
95 northerly direction and on a level 
^6 gradient for a distance of about 2700 
^7 feet to a connection with the present 
98 elevated roadbed and tracks at the 
S9 south line of Diversey avenue, in ac- 

100 cordance with the provisions of the 

101 ordinance passed March 30, 1896, for 

102 the elevation of the roadbed and tracks 

103 of the Milwaukee Division of the Chi- 
101 cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
106 pany. 

Paragraph 2. From a point about on 

2 the centre lino of Clybourn place and 

3 on the proposed elevated roadbed and 

4 tracks of the said Chicago and North- 

5 western Railway Company, the road- 

6 bed and tracks of the Wisconsin Divi- 

7 sion shall be elevated and diverge to 

8 the northwest from said elevated road- 
^ bed and tracks, and said elevated road- 

10 bed and tracks of the Wisconsin Divi- 

11 sion of said railway company shall 

12 continue in a westerly and northerly 



13 direction and on an ascending gradient 

14 of about .05 per centum for a distance 

15 of about 1950 feet to a point about on 

16 the east line of Wood street, where an 

17 elevation of not less than 21 4 feet 

18 above city datum shall be attained, to 

19 comply with the ordinance passed by 

20 the City Council March 30, 1896, and ac- 

21 cepted by the legal officers of said Chi- 

22 cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 

23 pany, for the elevation of the roadbed 

24 and tracks of the Wisconsin Division 

25 of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 

26 way Company. 

Paragraph 3. From the most desira- 

2 ble point east of Elston avenue on the 

3 existing tracks of the Council Bluffs 

4 Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee 

5 and St. Paul Railway Company, the 

6 tracks of said railway company shall 

7 rise on the most suitable gradient con- 

8 venient and practicable to said railway 

9 company to a point about on the east 

10 line of Elston avenue, where an eleva- 

11 tion of not less than 18.5 feet above 

12 city datum shall be attained; thence 

13 said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 

14 continue in a westerly direction on an 

15 ascending gradient of about 0.5 per 

16 centum for a distance of about 340 

17 feet to a point about 10 feet east 

18 of the east rail of the most easterly 

19 track of the Chicago and Northwest- 

20 em Railway; thence said elevated 

21 roadbed and tracks shall continue in 

22 a westerly direction on a level grade 

23 to a point about 10 feet west of the 

24 west rail of the most westerly track 

25 of the Chicago and Northwestern 

26 Railway, and crossing in said last 

27 mentioned course at grade the pro- 

28 posed elevated roadbed and tracks of 

29 said Chicago and North westernRail way 

30 Company as hereinbefore mentioned in 
81 Section 1, Paragraph 1; thence said ele- 

32 vated roadbed and track shall continue 

33 in a westerly direction on an ascend 



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959 



(1897. 



iDg gradient of about .18 per centum 
for a distance of about 870 feet to a 
point about on the west line of Ash- 
land avenue, where an elevation of 
not less than 20.7 feet above city datum 
shall be attained ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a westerly direction and shall de- 
scend on the most suitable gradient 
convenient and practicable to said 

44 railway company to a connection with 

45 their present roadbed and tracks west 

46 of Ashland avenue. 

Paragraph 4. Nothing in this ordi- 
2 nance shall prevent the various com- 
8 panies owning their tracks mentioned 

4 herein from changing the location of 

5 said tracks by the mutual agreement of 
€ those interested, as they may deem 

7 necessary, provided that no change 

8 of location shall be made that will 

9 prevent the separation of the grades of 

10 said tracks as contemplated in this 

11 ordinance. 

12 The railway companies named in 

13 this ordinance are hereby authorized 

14 to make such changes in the position 

15 and alignment of their respective 

16 main and side tracks and switch con- 

17 nections as may be desirable in order 

18 to cary out the provisions of this or- 

19 dinance. 

Paragraph 5. Permission and au- 

2 thority are hereby granted to the Chi- 

3 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

4 way Company to elevate its tracks 

5 leading to its yard, lying south of th.e 

6 Bloomingdale road and immediately 

7 east of and adjoining the right of way 

8 of the Chicago and Northwestern 

9 Railway and extending over and across 

10 Wabansia avenue, and to make such 

11 changes in the location and elevation 

12 of their tracks as said company may 

13 deem necessary to carry out the pro- 

14 visions of this ordinance. 



Paragraph 6. All elevation of rail- 

2 road tracks mentioned in this ordi- 

3 nance shall refer to the top of the rail. 

Section 2. The embankment or era- 

2 ban kments on which said elevated road- 

3 bed shall be constructed within the 

4 aforesaid limits shall be composed of 

5 sand, clay, gravel, loam, broken stone, 

6 or whatever else may compose the sur- 

7 plus material excavated from the sub- 

8 ways and from the foundation pits and 

9 trenches along the line of said work; 

10 the side slopes and lateral dimensions 

11 of said embankments will be fixed and 

12 determined by the natural angle of re- 

13 pose of the materials of which said em- 

14 bankments may be constructed, but 

15 whenever it may become necessary, for 

16 the purpose of keeping said erabank- 

17 ments entirely within the lines of the 

18 right of way of said company, such pro- 

19 portions of said embankments at all 

20 such points shall be kept within said 

21 right of way lines by, or they shall be 

22 confined between, retaining walls of 

23 stone or brick masonry; provided, how- 

24 ever, that whenever said retaining 

25 walls are of insufficient height to prop- 

26 erly protect said right of way, and to 

27 prevent trespassing thereon, then 

28 said retaining walls as aforesaid shall 

29 be surmounted with a suitable fence 

30 or railing, but wherever said retaining 

31 walls are not used at all the right of 

32 way of said company shall be fenced 

33 in, or otherwise properly enclosed, in 

34 compliance with the present ordinances 

35 of the City of Chicago relating to the 

36 lencingof railroad tracks. 

Section 2a. To enable the Chi- 

2 cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 

3 pany to prosecute the work of the ele- 

4 vation of their roadbed and tracks, in 

5 accordance with the provisions of this 

6 ordinance, permission and authority 

7 is hereby granted to the Chicago, Mil- 



'-}\ 



November 22,] 



960 



118^7. 



8 waukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 

9 pany to elevate its roadbed and tracks, 

10 lying east and west of the crossing of 

11 said Chicago and Northwestern Kail- 

12 way, upon an open trestle v.ork struc- 

13 ture; but the abutments of the sub- 

14 ways at the intersection of Elston 

15 avenue and North Ashland avenue 

16 shall be constructed of stone, in accord- 

17 ance with the provisions described in 

18 Section 4a of this ordinance; and 

19 neither the passage of this ordinance, 

20 the incarring of any expense, nor the 

21 doing of any work thereunder by the 

22 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

23 way Company shall ever be construed 

24 or in any manner whatever to estop 

25 or prevent the City of Chicago from 

26 hereafter passing an ordinance for the 

27 elevation of the roadbeds and tracks 

28 beyond the points mentioned in this 

29 ordinance. 

Section 8. The said elevated tracks 

2 shall be carried across all intersecting 

3 streets, avenues and alleys, which by 

4 the terms of this ordinance are to be 

5 provided with subways, on suit- 

6 able bridges of one, two or three 

7 spans, whose superstructure shall con- 

8 sist of iron or steel main girders, with 

9 iron or steel main floor, or ordinary 

10 track stringers; but should the latter 

11 method be adopted, some suitable de- 

12 vice shall be provided to prevent storm 

13 water, dirt, oil and other substances 

14 from dropping from such elevated 

15 structure upon the subways beneath. 

16 The said Dridges shall be supported on 

17 abutments of concrete, stone or brick 

18 masonry, or on rows of iron or steel 

19 columns, braced together laterally and 

20 erected on and anchored to masonry 

21 foundations, constructed within the 

22 lines of the railroad right of way and 

23 in the curb lines of the intersecting 

24 avenues and streets. 



Section 4. Paragragh 1. Subways 

2 shall be constructed beneath the tracks 

3 of the Chicago and Northwestern Kail- 

4 way Company where said tracks are 

5 intersected and crossed by North San- 

6 gamon street, North Carpenter street, 

7 North May street, Elston avenue,North 

8 Center avenue, Augusta street. Wade 

9 street, West Division street, Sloan 

10 street, Bradley street, Ingraham street, 

11 Blackhawk street (Fox place, Blanche 

12 and Noble streets), West North ave- 

13 nue, Wabansia avenue, Clybourn place, 

14 Armitage avenue, Elston avenue, Web- 

15 ster avenue. West Fullerton avenue, 

16 Clybourn avenue and Wrightwood 

17 avenue. 

Paragraph 2. As to the subways 

2 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 1, 

8 the subways at North Carpenter street, 

4 North May street. North Center ave- 

5 nue. Wade street, Sloan street, In- 

6 graham street, Wabansia avenue and 

7 Wrightwood avenue shall be con- 

8 structed by said Chicago and North- 

9 western Railway Company as passage- 

10 ways, according to size and dimensions 

11 as provided in the Schedule of Sub- 

12 ways, and referred to in Section 4a of 

13 this ordinance. 

Paragraph 3. Subways shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the 

3 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

4 way Company where said tracks are 

5 intersected and crossed by Elston ave- 

6 nue, ISorth Ashland avenue and North 

7 Marshfield avenue; and a grade cross- 
's ing shall be constructed by the said 

9 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

10 way Company on the declining grade 

11 where samej ^crosses North Paulina 

12 street. 

Section 4a. The several subways, 

2 passageways and street grade crossings, 

3 hereinbefore referred to m Section 4 of 

4 this ordinance, and which shall be con 



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[I8y7, 



6 structed with the elevation upon which 

6 such tracks are to be placed, shall, as 

7 to their size and dimensions, locations 

8 and other details, be in acccordance 

9 with the following schedule: 

Subway in North Sangamon Street, 80 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.8 feet below the present surface 

8 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 4.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of subway, and on 
8. the southwest 10 feet beyond the south- 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3. 5 feet in 100 

12 feet to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street, including the ap- 

14 proaches into George street. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 80 
It) feet. 

19 Widthof roadway, 40 feet. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each. 

21 Width of roadway and sidewalks in 

22 George street shall be ihe same as they 

23 now exist. 

24 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

25 uniform with the roadway, and about 
28 one foot above the level of the same. 

27 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

28 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

29 port girders. 

30 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Passageway in North Carpenter Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of passageway not less than 
6 7.4 feet above city datum. This level 
6 shall extend on the northeast 10 feet 



7 beyond the northeast portal of passage- 

8 way, and on the southwest 10 feet be- 

9 yond the southwest portal of passage 

10 way. From this level the approaches 

11 shall extend on a grade of not to ex- 

12 ceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

13 with the present surface of street. 

14 Width between walls of passageway, 

15 12 feet. 

16 Width of roadway and^sidewalks 

17 outside of passageway shall be the 

18 same as they now exist. 

19 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

20 uniform with the roadway, and about 

21 one foot above level of same, outside of 

22 the passageway. 

23 Clear head room, 10 feet. 

24 The permission and authority granted 

25 to the Chicago and Northwest- 

26 em Railway Company to construct 

27 the above described passageway in 

28 JSorth Carpenter street is with the 

29 distinct understanding that whenever 

30 said Carpenter street shall be extended 

31 to and across the North Branch of the 

32 Chicago River and a bridge built across 

33 said river at said North Carpenter 

34 street, by the City of Chicago, then 

35 said railway company shall replace 

36 said passageway by a subway of the 

37 following dimensions, at the expense 

38 of said railway company : 

89 Width between walls of subway, 66 

40 feet. 

41 Width of roadway. 38 feet in subway 

42 Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in 

43 subway, but it is now agreed that the 

44 railway company has the right to con- 

45 struct one of the abutments of said 

46 passageway on either line of said street 

47 as they may select. 



Passageway in North May Street, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 



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[1897. 



2 ceed 3.1 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 7.3 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of subway, and on 

8 the southwest 10 feet beyond the south- 

9 west portal of subway. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a grade 

11 of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street, including the approach into 
14: George street. 

15 Width between walls of passageway, 

16 30 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 22 feet. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each in 

19 passageway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 outside of subway shall be the same 

22 as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

24 uniform with the roadway, and about 
26 one foot above the level of same. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Elston Avenue, 70 Feet Wide, 
Under the Cbicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.2 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 6.8 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of subway, and on 

8 the southwest 10 feet beyond the south- 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3 5 feet in 100 

12 feet to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 70 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 



17 Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall 

23 be uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Passageway in Centre Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and_Northwe8tern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.4 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of passageway not less than 8.3 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend 10 feet beyond the northeast 

7 portal of passageway, and on the south- 

8 west 10 feet beyond the southwest 

9 portal of passageway. From this level 

10 the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in lOO 

12 feet to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street. 

14 Width between walls of passageway, 
16 30 feet. 

16 Width of roadway in passageway, 22 

17 feet. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each in 

19 passageway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

21 outside of passageway will be the 

22 same as they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

24 uniform with the roadway, and about 

25 one foot above the level of same. 

26 Clear headroom, 11 feet. 



Subway in Augusta Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 



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963 



[1897. 



2 exceed 2.3 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 8.3 
feet above city datum. This level shall 
extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 
the northeast portal of subway, and on 
the southwest 10 feet beyond the south- 
west portal of subway. From this level 
the approaches shall extend on a grade 
of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 
connection with the present surface of 
street, including the approach of Will 

14 street into Augusta street. 
16 Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in each 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet in each 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subways shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadways, and 
about one foot above the level of same. 

T\^o lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in the 
center of roadway. 

Clear head room, 11 feet. 



31 



Passageway in Wade Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Uader the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed .9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of passageway not less than 9.4 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of passageway, 

8 and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 

9 the southwest portal of passageway. 

10 From this level the approaches shall 

11 extend on a grade of not to exceed 5.0 



feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of passageway* 
12 feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of passageway shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above the level of same, out- 
side of passageway. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway in West Division Street, 100 Feet 
Wide, Under- the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.4 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 6.9 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond 

7 the east portal of subway, and on 

8 the west 10 feet beyond the west 

9 portal of subway. From this level 
the approaches shall extend on a grade 
of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet ta 
a connection with present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of subway^ 
100 feet. 

Width of roadway, 50 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 25 feet each. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway and 
about one foot above level of the same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Passageway in Sloan Street, 60 Feet Wide, Un- 
der the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex= 
2 ceed .7 feet below the present surface 



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[1897. 



B of tracks, making tlie elevation of the 

4 floor of pasageway not less than 9.4 feet 

>i above city datum. This level shall ex- 

^ tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portal of pasageway,and on the west 10 

8 feet beyond the west portal of passage- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 5.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of passage- 

14 way, 12 feet. 

15 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

16 outside of passageway shall be the same 

17 as they now exist. 

18 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

19 uniform with the roadway, and about 

20 one foot above the level of same, out- 

21 side of passageway. 

22 Clear headroom,. 10 feet. 



Subway in Bradley Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.5 feet below the present sur- 

8 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 7.4 

6 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet be- 

7 yond the east portal of subway, 
and on the west 10 feet beyond the 
west portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street. 



23 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

24 uniform with the roadway and about 

25 one foot above level of same. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



8 

9 

10 

11 

12 
13 

^15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
-22 



Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 36 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 



Passageway in Ingraham Street, 60 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 0.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of passageway not less than 9.4 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of passageway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 passageway. From this level the ap- 

10 preaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of passageway, 

15 12 feet. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

17 side of passageway shall be the same as 

18 they now exist. 

19 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

20 uniform with the roadway, and about 

21 one foot above level of the same, out- 

22 side of passageway. 

23 Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway in Blackhawk Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.2 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 7.4 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of subway, and on 

8 the southwest 10 feet beyond the south- 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 



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[1897. 



12 feet to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street. 

U Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same 

21 as they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 
28 uniform with the roadway and about 

24 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

27 port girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Junction Subway in Noble Street and Blanche 
' Street 66 Feet Wide, and in Fox Place, 50 
Feet Wide, Under the Chicago and North- 
western Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.8 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subways not less than 7.4 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of subways, and 

8 on the southwest 10 feet beyond the 

9 southwest portal of subways. From 

10 this level the approaches shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 

12 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

13 present surface of the three named 

14 streets. 

15 Width of roadway, 38 feet in each 

16 subway in Blanche and Noble streets. 

17 Width of roadway in Fox place shall 

18 be the same as it now exists. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in 

20 subways in Blanche and Noble streets. 

21 Width of sidewalks in Fox place 

22 shall be the same as they now exist. 

23 Width of roadway and sidewalks 



outside of subways shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in the 
center of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West North Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 7.0 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet beyond 

7 the northeast portal of subway, and on 

8 the southwest 10 feet beyond the south - 

9 west portal of subway. From this 

10 level the approaches shall extend on a 

11 grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in ICO 

12 feet to a connection with th^ present 

13 surface of street, including the ap- 

14 proaches of the alley on the east and 

15 west side of tracks. 

16 Width between walls of subway, 66 

17 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 13 feet each in 

20 subway. 

21 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

22 outside of subway shall be the same 

23 as they now exist. 

24 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

25 uniform with the roadway, and about 

26 one foot above level of same. 

27 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

28 cnrb lines and inside, thereof to sup- 

29 port girders. 

30 Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



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966 



[1897. 



Passageway in Wabansia Avenue, 66 Feet 
"Wide, Under the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

There shall be no depression of 

2 street. 

3 Width between walls of passageway, 

4 12 feet. 

5 Clear head room, 9.5 feet. 



Subway in CJybourn Place, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 6 6 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portal of subway, and on the west 10 

8 feet beyond the west portal of subway. 

9 From this level the approaches shall ex- 

10 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3 5 feet 

11 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

12 present surface of street, including the 

13 approaches in Ashland avenue and 

14 Coventry street. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 88 feet in subway. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as 

22 they now exist. 

23 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

24 uniform with the roadway, and about 

25 one foot above the level of same. 

26 Three lines of posts may be placed in 

27 subway, one in each curb line of street 

28 and inside thereof to support girders, 

29 and one line of posts in the center of 

30 roadway. 

31 Clear headroom, 12 feet. 



Subway in Armitage Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way, Milwaukee and Wisconsin Divisions. 

The depression of street shall not 



2 exceed 3.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 7.2 feet above city datum. This 

6 level shall extend on the east 10 

7 feet beyond the east portal of 

8 subway, and on the southwest 10 feet 

9 beyond the southwest portal of subway, 

10 of the Wisconsin Division of said rail- 

11 way. From this level the approaches 

12 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

13 3 5 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with 

14 the present surface of street, including 

15 the approaches of the alleys and streets 

16 between the head of the east and west 

17 approaches of subway. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 38 feet in snb- 

21 way. 

22 Width of>idewalks, 14 feet each in^ 

23 subway. 

24 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

25 outside of subway, including all of the 

26 streets intersecting said approaches of 

27 subway, shall be the same as they now 

28 exist. 

29 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

30 uniform with the roadway, and about 

31 one foot above level of same. 

82 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

33 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

34 port girders on the Wisconsin Division 

35 portion of subway. 

36 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Elston Avenue (Second Crossing), 
66 Feet Wide, Under Chicago and Norh- 
western Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.2 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 6.7 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the east 10 feet beyond the 
\ 7 east portal of subway, m^ on the 



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8 



967 



west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 
9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 
The depression of sidewalks shall be 

uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in the 
center of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Webster Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not ex 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 8.7 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the 

7 east portal of subway, and on the 

8 west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 

9 subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet, to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in sub 

17 way. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 



[1897. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Fullerton Avenue, 80 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.2;feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 6.7 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the northeast 10 feet be- 

7 yond the northeast portal of subway, 

8 and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 

9 the southwest portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street, including the 
approaches of the streets which are 
parallel with the east right of way line 
of said railway. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 48 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 16 feet each. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Clybourn Avenue, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.4 feQt below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 



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[1897. 



5 6.7 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the northeast 10 feet 

7 beyond the northeast portal of subway, 

8 and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 

9 the southwest portal of subway. From 

10 this level the approaches shall extend 

11 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 

12 100 feet to a connection with the present 

13 surface of street, including the ap- 

14 proaches of the alleys and streets be- 

15 tween the heads of the east and west 

16 approaches of subways. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 66 

18 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

21 subway. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 outside of subway, and including all 

24 of the streets and alleys intersecting 

25 said approaches of subway, shall be 

26 the same as they now exist. 

27 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

28 uniform with the roadway and about 

29 one foot above level of same. 

80 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

31 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

32 girders. 

33 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Passageway in Wrightwood Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.4 feet below the present 

3 surface of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of passageway not less than 

5 9.2 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the east 10 feet beyond 

7 the east portal of passageway, and on 

8 the west 10 feet beyond the west portal 

9 of passageway. From this level the 

10 approaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet, to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 



14 Width between walls of passageway 

15 12 feet. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

17 side of passageway, shall be the same as 

18 they now exist. 

19 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

20 uniform with the roadway, and about 

21 one foot above the level of same, out- 

22 side of passageway. 

23 Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway in Elstou Avenue, 66 Feet Wide 
Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 4.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the south 10 feet beyond the 

7 south portal of subway, and on the 

8 north 10 feet beyond the north portal of 

9 subway. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as 

20 they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above the level of same. 

24 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in. North Ashland Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 6.7 



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1189^ 



5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the south 10 feet beyond the 

7 south portal of subway, and on the 

8 north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Widh between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

20 outside of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 one foot above the level of same. 

25 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in North Marshfleld Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3 5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 6.8 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the south 10 feet beyond the 

7 south portal of subway, and on the 

8 north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 



20 side of subway shall be the same as 

21 they now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway, and about 

24 (me foot above the level of the same. 
26 Clear headroom, 11 feet. 



Section 4b. The grade of all the 

2 streets that intersect the approaches 

3 to subways, as described in Section 

4 4a of this ordinance, shall be de- 

5 pressed so as to conform to the 

6 grade of the approaches into such 

7 subways. 

Section 4c. In the several sub- 

2 ways mentioned in this ordinance, 

3 there shall be constructed a vertical 

4 curve where the head of approaches 

5 connects with the present grade of 

6 street; and said vertical curve shall 

7 extend not less than 20 feet each side 

8 of said intersection of grades, and 

9 the middle ordinate of the vertical 

10 curve shall be equal to one-half of 

11 the difference between the elevation 

12 of the points on said intersecting 

13 grades. 

Section 5. All such excavations 

2 shall be made in the streets as may 

3 be required for the depression of 

4 such subways and the approaches 

5 thereto. But the depressed portion 

6 of the streets shall be restored to 

7 servicable condition for the use of 

8 the public as soon as practicable, 

9 and all water pipes, conduits, sew- 

10 ers and other similar substructures 

11 belonging to the city that may be 

12 disturbed by such excavations or re- 

13 quired to be moved or deflected 

14 from the position in which they are 

15 found shall be replaced or suitable 

16 expedients and arrangements shall 

17 be devised and provided to restore 

18 them as fully as may be to their 

19 former state of usefulness, but the 

20 gradients of the sewers shall not be 

21 reduced in any event. All such 
2'i work shall be done by the respective 
23 railway companies, as indicated in 



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(1897. 



24 Section 4a, and. at their sole ex- 

25 pense, and under the immediate su- 

26 pervision and to the satisfaction of 

27 the Commissioner of Public Works 

28 of the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The grades of all the 

2 streets and alleys in which any sub- 

3 ways are to be built, in accordance 

4 with the provisions of this ordi- 

5 nance, or where streets shall be de- 

6 pressed in accordance with the pro- 

7 visions of this ordinance along the 

8 line of the several subways, shall be 

9 and the same are hereby changed so 

10 as to conform to the grades of such 

11 subways, as they shall be depressed 

12 and constructed pursuant to the pro- 

13 visions of this ordinance. 

Section 7. Provision shall be 

2 made for the drainage of the sev- 

3 eral depressed subways provided for 

4 in this ordinance by the construction 

5 of receiving basins properly located 

6 in or immediately adjacent to said 

7 subways, which said receiving 

8 basins shall be connected with and 

9 discharge their contents into the 

10 adjacent city sewers. In case the 

11 lowest point of thie surface of any of 

12 said subways should be below the 

13 grade of the adjacent sewer, some 

14 other adequate means of drainage 

15 satisfactory to the Commissioner of 

16 Public Works must be devised and 

17 provided by said railway companies 

18 at their expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The 

2 subways and the approaches thereto, 

3 so to be constructed by said com- 

4 panics in said streets and avenues 

5 aforesaid, shall all conform to the 

6 following structural requirements, 

7 viz. : The roadways shall be paved 

8 with a single course of vitrified 

9 brick of standard quality, laid at 

10 right angles with the curb lines and 

11 set upon a solid foundation of hy- 

12 draulic cement concrete of not less 

13 than six (6) inches thick or deep 

14 when solidly tamped in place and 

15 otherwise finished and properly 



16 crowned ready for the brick wear- 

17 ing surface, between which and the 

18 concrete there shall be interposed a 

19 layer of screened sand not less than 

20 one-half inch thick. The curb shall 

21 be of sound hard limestone of stand- 

22 ard dimensions and finish, and the 

23 sidewalks in subways shall be fin- 

24 ished and paved with Portland ce- 

25 ment concrete of standard quality 

26 and workmanship, and with the 

27 curbing and roadway paving shall 

28 be made, finished and put in perma- 

29 nent place in accordance with the 

30 requirements of the Department of 

31 Public Works of the City of Chi- 

32 cago. The approaches of subways 

33 shall be excavated to the grade es- 

34 tablished by this ordinance and 

35 shall be in all other respects re- 

36 stored as near as may be to their 

37 condition before being so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this 

2 section mentioned, which are al- 

3 ready paved or provided with side- 

4 walks, such paving and sidewalks 

5 shall be restored with the present 

6 material, when the same is in good 

7 condition, by said railway company 

8 or companies, at their own expense, 

9 in such portions of said streets as 

10 are required to be constructed by 

11 said company or companies, except 

12 that said railway company or com- 

13 panics are not required to restore 

14 any part of the paving of ap- 

15 preaches or subways, which will be 

16 the duty of any street railway cora- 

17 pany, or other corporation, itself to 

18 restore under existing laws or ordi- 

19 nances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or 

2 companies shall pave the entire 

3 length and width of the roadway in 

4 such portions of the subways as are 

5 required to be constructed by said 

6 company or companies as is men- 

7 tioned in this ordinance, except that 

8 such company or companies as shall 

9 be required to pave any part of the 

10 subways to be occupied by, or adja- 

11 cent to street railway tracks, which 



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[1897. 



by reason of existing laws, or ordi- 
nances, it will be the duty of any 
street railway company^ or other 
corporation, itself to pave. 
Paragraph 4. Any street railway 

2 company occupying any of the 

3 streets in the City of Chicago 

4 crossed by said elevated rail- 

5 way shall, when and as the 

6 grade of such street shall be 

7 changed as in this ordinance pro- 

8 vided, at its own expense, without 
claim for damages, conform the 
grade of its track or tracks to the 
said change of grade of said streets, 
and nothing in this ordinance shall 
operate to be held to relieve such 
street railway companies from any 
liability now existing, however cre- 
ated, to pave or bear the expense of 
paving such streets between or on 
either side of the rails of its said 
tracks, in the manner and form as 
now required. 

Paragraph 5. Nothing in this or- 

2 dinance contained shall be so con- 

3 strued as to require the said railway 

4 companies, or either of them, to as- 

5 sume, or pay, any incidental or con- 

6 sequential damages to adjacent prop- 

7 erty or business caused by the pas- 

8 sage and enforcement of this ordi- 
nance, or by the excavation, 
depression or change of grade 
made in any of the public avenues, 
streets or alleys, or to defend any 
suit, or suits, which may be brought 
against any party or parties for the 
recovery of any such damages, but 
it is understood that all such dam- 
ages, if there are any, shall be ad- 
justed and paid by the City of Chi- 
cago, and said city will assume the 
defense of any and all suits brought 
for the recovery of the same inter- 
vening therein, if necessary, for 
such purpose, and will wholly re- 
lieve said railway companies from 
defending the same, and will as- 
sume and pay all judgments re- 
covered therein. The above stipu- 
lations in this paragraph are, 



29 however, upon the condition 

30 precedent that in case any suit be 

31 brought against any of the said com- 

32 panies, said company will, at , least 

33 five (5) days before the return day 

34 of the summons therein, give notice 

35 in writing of such suit and of such 

36 service to the Mayor and the Corpo- 

37 ration Counsel of said city for the 

38 purpose of enabling such defense to 

39 be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work herein- 

2 before in this ordinance required to 

3 be done by said company or compa- 

4 nies upon, or in connection with, the 

5 public avenues and streets of the 

6 city shall be done and performed 

7 under the superintendence and sub- 

8 ject to the inspection and approval 

9 of the Commissioner of Public 

10 Works of said city. At least ten 

11 (10) days prior to the commencement 

12 of any part of such work the plans 

13 and specifications therefor shall be 

14 submitted to said Commissioner of 

15 Public Works for his examination, and 

16 if found to be in accordance with the 

17 provisions of this ordinance in so far 

18 as this ordinance contains specific 

19 provisions, and in the absence of such 

20 specific provisions, if they shall be 
SI satisfactory to the Commissioner 

22 of Public Works in regard 

23 to matters and details, which 

24 by this ordinance are left to his dis- 

25 cretion and judgment, such plans 

26 shall be approved by him, and after 

27 such approval all of the work out- 

28 lined and included therein shall be 

29 constructed in strict conformity 

30 therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and au- 

2 thority are hereby given to said 

3 companies, whenever the same shall 

4 be necessary in the prosecution of 

5 the work they are herein authorized 

6 or required to perform, to obstruct, 

7 temporarily, any public street, av- 

8 enue or alley to such extent and for 

9 such length of time as may be ap- 

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authorized, whenever the same shall i 
become necessary, to erect an(i 
maintain temporary structures and 
false work in any of said streets and 
avenues during the construction of 
their said elevated railways, subject 
to the like approval of said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 11. When the said sev- 
eral railways, in Section 1 of this or- 
dinance mentioned, shall have ele- 
vated or depressed their respective 
tracks in accordance with this ordi- 
nance, so that the same shall be ready 
for use, then and thereupon 
all provisions of the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago relating to the 
speed of railway trains, the length 
of trains, the number of cars to con- 
stitute a train and the maintenance 
of gates, flagmen, watchmen, sig- 
nals and signal towers, shall cease 
to be applicable to said railroads; 
provided, however, this ordinance is 
not to be construed as a waiver or 
surrender by the City of Chicago of 
any of its police powers or of the 
right at any time hereafter to pass 
necessary and reasonable police or- 
dinances in relation to the matters 
last above enumerated. After such 
elevation it shall be unlawful for any 
person or persons, save employes of 
said companies, or either of them, 
in the discharge of their duties, to 
enter or be upon or to walk along or 
across the said elevated structure or 
roadway at any place. If any per- 
son shall wilfully trespass upon said 
elevated roadway, such person and 
all others aiding, abetting or as- 
sisting therein shall be liable to a 
fine of not less than five dollars nor 
more than one hundred dollars for 
each and every offense. 

Sec. 12. Said railway company 
or companies mentioned in this ordi- 
nance shall, at least ten (10) days 
prior to the commencement of any 
part or parts of said work, submit to 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
for his approval, complete plans and 



8 specifications of said part or parts of 

9 said proposed work, for the purpose 

10 of ascertaining whether the same 

11 are in strict compliance with the 

12 provisions of this ordinance, and after 

13 approval of all such plans and speci- 

14 fications by the Commissioner of 

15 Public Works all of said work 

16 shall be constructed in strict accord- 

17 ance therewith, and to the entire 

18 satisfaction of said Commissioner of 

19 Public Works, and not otherwise, 

20 except as herein otherwise provided. 

Section 13. The said railway 

2 companies mentioned in Section 1 

3 of this ordinance, and who are re- 

4 quired to elevate or depress their 

5 tracks, shall commence the work of 

6 such elevation and depression on or 

7 before the first day of May, 1898, 

8 provided this ordinance shall have 

9 been accepted by the said railways 

10 hereby required to elevate their 

11 tracks after such work has been com- 

12 menced, the same shall be prose- 

13 cuted continuously and with all 

14 practical diligence, and shall be fully 

15 and finally completed within two 

16 years, unless prevented by strike, or 

17 restrained by injunction or other 

18 orders or process of a court of com- 

19 petent jurisdiction the time during 

20 which said railway companies shall 

21 be prevented by strike or strikes 

22 or legal proceedings, as aforesaid, 

23 shall be added to the time hereby 

24 limited for the completion of said 

25 work, provided said railway com- 

26 panies give notice to the Corpora- 

27 tion Counsel of the City of Chicago. 

28 of the the institution of such legal 

29 proceedings. The City of Chicago 

30 thereupon have the right to inter- 

31 vene in any suit or proceedings 

32 brought by any person or persons 

33 seeking to enjoin or restrain, or in 

34 any manner interfere with the pro- 

35 secution of said work, and move for 

36 a dissolution of such injunction and 

37 restraining order, and for any other 

38 proper order in such suit. 

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2 nies required by this ordinance to 

3 elevate its tracks shall do its portion 

4 of the work in accordance with the 

5 terms hereof, in apt and proper time, 

6 so as not to interfere with the 

7 proper and orderly prosecution of 

8 such work as a whole. Should 
P either of the companies mentioned 

10 in Section 1 of this ordinance fail or 

11 neglect so to prosecute its work, the 

12 Commissioner of Public Works of 

13 the City of Chicago shall have and 

14 and is hereby given the right, power 

15 and authority to give ten days' 

16 notice in writing to said delinquent 

17 company to prosecute such work. 

18 If such company shall fail or neglect 

19 to comply with said notice, the Com- 

20 missioner of Public Works may take 
31 charge of and cause such work to be 

22 done, and the expense thereof shall 

23 thereupon be paid by such delin- 
34 quent company. 

Section 15. This ordinance shall 

^ take effect from and after its pas- 

4 sage, approval and publication; pro- 

5 vlded, however, this ordinance shall 

6 be null and void unless said Chicago 

7 and Northwestern Railway Com- 

8 pany shall, through their authorized 

9 officers, file with the Mayor of the 

10 City of Chicago, within thirty days 

11 from the passage and approval by 

12 the Mayor of this ordinance, agree- 

13 ment or agreements duly executed 

14 whereby said railway companies 

15 shall undertake to do and perform 

16 all the matters and things required 

17 of them respectively by this ordi- 

18 nance. After the filing of said 

19 agreement or agreements by all of 

20 said companies and not before, this 

21 ordinance shall not be materially 
28 modified or amended without the 

23 consent of any company affected by 

24 any proposed modification, unless 

25 said company or companies shall be 

26 in default in the performance of the 

27 several matters and things . required 

28 by this ordinance and undertaken 

29 to be done by such agreement. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on order appropriating $50,000 for 
repairing improved streets and repairing 
sidewalks, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 15. 1897, page 851. 

Aid. Powers moved to amend the order 
by adding after the word "streets" in the 
6th line, the following words: 

"Where absolutely necessary to prevent 
accidents to the traveling public." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Maltbv moved to further amend the 
order to read $10,000 in place of $50,000. 

Aid . Powers moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Brenner moved to further amend 
the order by striking out the following 
words: "It being the sense of the com- 
mittee." 

Aid. Coughlin moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved the passage of the 
order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas'and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenbersr, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Duddleston, Gazzolo, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
flaberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon. 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (Slthward)— 63. 

^ai/s— Maltby— 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to transfer frommoneys not otherwise ap- 
propriated, and place to the credit of the 
Appropriation Fund, $50,000 for repairing 
improved streets where absolutely neces- 
sary to prevent accidents to the traveling 
public and $50,000 for repairing side- 
walks in the City of Chicago, it being 
the sense of the Committee that the work 
be done by the city instead of by contract. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for special 
assessment rebates, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 851. 



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Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst. Alwart, Plotkp, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Sehlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora,Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

jy ays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue to each of the follow- 
ing named persons vouchers in the amounts 
set opposite their names, the same to be in 
full settlement of their claims for rebates 
due on special assessments: 

Jefferson Jackson $ 25 88 

Jacob Fink 13 48 

D. S. Place (in all) 16 46 

H. W. Butler 23 40 

C. H. McCormick 130 65 

C. Koppelman 1 70 

C. H. Rector 1 18 

C. C. Colvin 20 75 

Mrs. H. Meagher 42 32 

Belmont B. & L. Association 14 75 

A. D. Joslin 29 50 

Security B. & L . Association 14 75 

D. S. Ahern 52 50 

Bogue& Hoyt 212 02 

Nellie Sheehy 6 52 

And the Comptroller is hereby directed to 
pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Power?, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for special 
assessment rebates, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 852. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 



gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Sehlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue to each of the follow- 
ing named persons vouchers in the amounts 
set opposite their names; the same to be in 
full settlement of their claims for rebates 
due on special assessments, and the Comp- 
troller is hereby authorized to pay the 
same: 

Charles Puddy $43 75 

Mrs. Mary O. Kane 7 2& 

Mrs. Mary O.Kane 5 21 

A. S. Hayes 16 05 

G. Himler 6 52 

Anna Mackey 7 64 

Joseph Englethaler 3 07 

D. P. Kinsella 2 90 

W. A. Walton 2 57 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on ordinance in re. the matter of 
stopping the throwing of waste paper and 
litter on the streets, and providing recep- 
tacles for same, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook^ 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
iftr, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barrv, Portman, Hirsch, Sehlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, JSelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

^aiys— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Comwtloftha 

City of Chicaao: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Chair- 
man of the Finance Committee and the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago, or a majority of them, be and 



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they are authorized and directed to take 
such steps as they may deem effective to 
prevent the casting or leaving upon the 
streets and public places of the city of 
waste paper and other litter, in violation 
of the ordinances of the city, and for that 
purpose to take such action as they may 
deem proper for the erection, and to cause 
to be erected and maintained, at con- 
venient and suitable places upon such 
streets, alleys and public places, suitable 
boxes for the collection, casting and tem- 
porary deposit therein of such waste pa- 
per and other articles of litter as now are 
or are likely to be so cast upon the streets, 
and to provide and arrange for the clean- 
ing and keeping clean of such boxes and 
the removal and disposition of such waste 
paper and litter ; provided, however, that 
they are not hereby authorized to enter 
into or make any contract for longer than 
fifteen years, or take any action by which 
expense or liability to pay on the part of 
the city in or for the erection or main- 
tenance of any such boxes or receptacles, 
or the removal or disposition of the 
paper or articles cast therein Sh*ll be in- 
curred, for any year or other period of time, 
unless such expenditure or liability shall 
have been first ordered by the City Coun- 
cil, and an appropriation shall have been 
previously made concerning such expenses. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Alfred Brettel for 
personal iDjuries. deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 853. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidr, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murohy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 



Inerney, Mowrer, Reich ardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Alfred BrecteJ, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $500.00, 
the same to be in full settlement of his 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal injuries; and, provided, that he make 
to the city a lull and proper release from 
all further claims in this regard. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid . Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of James F. Curley for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 853. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8ch ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss,. 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers^ 
Haberkorn, Probst;, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
iSproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34tb ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to James F. Curley, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $200 00, 
the same to be in full settlement of his 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal injuries, and in accordance with the 
recommendation of the City Attorney. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers^ 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Mrs. W. A. Ahern 
for personal injaries, etc., deferrpd and 
published November 15, 1897, page 854. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy^ 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers* 



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Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirscli, Scblake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney. Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
fcsproul. Mayor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Mrs. W. A. Ahern, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $25.00, 
the same to be in full settlement ot her 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal injury and damage to her dress, this 
action being in accordance with the recom- 
mendation of the City Attorney. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Thomas Byrnes for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 854. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fcas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook* 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent» 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Ltitle, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hlrsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, iNorthrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Thomas Byrnes, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $100.00, 
the same to be in full settlement of his 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal injuries received through a defective 
sidewalK, and in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation of the City Attorney. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of William L. Jones for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897. page 854. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order wap 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 



Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8rh ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, /ilwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Iherney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
iSprouI, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue his requi- 
sition on the Comptroller in favor of 
William L. Jones, for the sum of $173.25, 
and charge said amount to the Water 
Fund, the same to be in full settlement of 
his claim against the city for services ren- 
dered as assistant foreman in the Water 
Pipe Extension Bureau, in accordance 
with the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of J. H. Bourke for com- 
pensation for labor, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 855. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feos— Cough! in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector. McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney. Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Snroul. Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Kays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a requisition on the 
Comptroller in favor ot J. B. Bourke for 
the sum of $H0. and charge the same to the 
Water Fund, the same to be in full settle- 
ment of his claim against the city for labor 
performed at the Sixty- eighth Street Pump- 
ing Station. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on order to refund money to prop- 
erty owners for special assessment paid on 
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to Harvard street, deferred and published 
November 16, 1897, page 855. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Burt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddieston, Kah- 
Jer, Francis, Maynole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke. Man-, 
gler, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portraan, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
loerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop. 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

JT'ai/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to rebate to the property 
owners on South 41st street, between Lex- 
ington avenue and Harvard street, the 
proper percentage of the soecial assess- 
ment pail by them under Warrant 21425, 
in accordance with his recommendation of 
November 5th, 1897. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of M. Schoeninger for 
rebate of water tpx, deferred and published 
November 15, 1897, page 854. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin. O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Uuddleston, Gazzolo, Kah- 
)er, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Wai/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized to rebate to M. Schoeninger the sum 
of $12.00 out of the Water Fund, in ac- 
cordance with his recommendation of the 
12th inst. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Garden City Sand 
Company for material furnished, deferred 
and published November 15, 1897, page 865. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough 1 in. Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidi, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward). Klenha, Burt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddieston, Kah- 
)f»r, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere. Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

iVays— -None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue his reqaisition on the 
Comptroller in favor of the Garden City 
Sand Company for the sum of $200.80, and 
charge said amount to the Appropriation 
Fund, the same to be in full settlement of 
their claim tor material furnished the city 
in the year 1895, in accordance with the 
recommendation of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Aid. Powers moved that the order passed 
October 25, 1897, page 808, in favor of C. 
Walsh for a special assessment rebate 
amounting to $13 04 be amended to read in 
favor of E. Walsh in place of C. Walsh. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Walker, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on ordinance to license, regulate 
and control electrical contractors, wire- 
men and operators of electrical machinery,, 
deferred and published November 15, 1897, 
page 857. 

Aid. Kent moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on License. 

After debate. Aid. Walker moved the 
passage of the ordinance. 

The motion was lost and the ordinance 
failed to pass by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Ailing, Bennett (8th ward), Dud- 
dieston. Mangier, Maltby, O'Malley, Ly- 
man, Walker, Barry, Portman, Schlake, 
Cannon, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, 
Mavor, Nelson, Bennett (34th ward)— 18. 

Vai/8— Coughlin, Kenna, GuBther, Cook» 
Fitch, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner. Murphy, Meek, 
Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo^ 



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Kahler, Francis, Maypole, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson. Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, 
Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Hirsch, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Wiora, Math— 45. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid . Walker, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on ordinance to protect pas- 
sengers, grip car men, conductors, etc., 
from inclement weather, deferred and pub- 
lished November 15, 1897. 

Aid. Walker moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance, page 859. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough I in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Kienha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers. Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, Maltby. O'Mailey, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer. Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, (!d:avor. Nelson, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -64. 

Nays—'None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To require street car companies to protect 

gripmen, conductors and passengers 

from inclement weather. 
Be it ordained bjy the City Cou7icil of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Every person or corporation 
owning, operating or controUingstreet rail- 
ways in the City ot Chicago, and all per- 
sons or corporations to whom shall here- 
after be granted the privilege to construct 
and operate street railways in said city, 
shall be governed and regulated by the 
following conditions and restrictions con- 



cerning the equipment of cars for the 
comfort, safety and protection of gripmen, 
conductors and passengers. 

Section 2. Every person or corporation 
owning, operating or controlling street 
railways in the City of Chicago shall dur- 
ing the months of JNovember, December, 
January, February and* March in each 
year equip all motors or grip cars and 
electric cars at the front end with such an 
enclosure as shall protect the gripmen, 
conductors and passengers using the front 
platform of such cars from severe and in- 
clement weather, rain or snow. 

Section 3. Every person or corporation 
owning, operating or controlling any street 
car line in the City of Chicago who shall 
neglect or refuse to comply with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall be subject 
to a penalty of not more than $50.00 nor 
less than $10.00 for each and every day and 
for each and every car so used and oper- 
ated in violation of tha provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

adjournment. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adiourned. 




aty Clerk. 



JOHN F. HIGGINS PRINT, ISS-B CLARK STREET, CHICAGO. 

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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



NOVEMBER 24, 1897 



3 O'CLOCK p. M. 



IN MEMORIAM ALD. HENRY LUDOLPH. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, November 29, 1897. 

Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Fitch, Ailing, 
Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, Martin, 
O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, 
Gazzolo, Kahler, Francis, Maypole, Little, 
Beilfuss, Ziehn, Ander8on,Tuite,KioIbassa, 
Knudson, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
flaberkorn, Probst, Plotke, Mangier, Malt- 
by, O'Malley, Barry, Portman, Hirsch, 
Schlake, Cannon, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Wiora and Math. 

Absent— MA. Gunther, Duddleston, Al- 
wart, Harlan, Lyman, Walker, Butler, 
Kimbell, Mavor, Nelson, Howell and Ben- 
nett (S4th ward). 

Aid. Mangier arose and stated that Aid . 
Walker sent his regrets for his unavoid- 
able absence, dae to illness. 



Aid. Kiolbassa arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

It is a sad duty for me to express my feelings 
at the demise of my colleague, Henry Ludolph. 
I have known Henry Ludolph about ten years 
intimately, and for the last two years we have 
been together a great deal of the time. All I 
can say is that he was a true man and a true 
friend. Whenever he said he would^ do cer- 
tain things, he has always done them— he has 
always been true to his friends, true to the peo- 
ple of the Sixteenth ward, and to the people of 
the City of Chicago. He had the interests of the 
people at heart, and often sacrificed his time- 
neglected his business in order to help his 
friends. I feel great sorrow at his untimely de- 
parture from this, our community, and that such 
a sad accident should take his life; but I hope 
that, as he was an upright, honest man, we all 
as Christians hope he will have a better life, and 
that his soul will rest in peace. I give my sin- 
cerest sympathy to his family. 



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Aid. Powers arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Death, under any circumstances, brings with 
it a certain degree of sadness, but in this case it 
not alone brings sadness but it brings to us the 
realization of what a terrible fate may befall 
any member of this Council. 

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lu- 
dolph for about four or five years, I knew him 
as a private citizen, and as such he was loved 
and respected by all. I knew him as a business 
man, and as such he commanded the respect of 
every man with whom he had any dealings. I 
knew him in the field of politics, and his word in 
that particular was his bond. 

As a member of this Council he was energetic 
and efficient, and although, comparatively speak- 
ing, a new member of this Body, by his genial 
and amiable manner he gained for liimself the 
respect of every member and of every man with 
whom he came in contact in connection with 
the affairs that he undertook when he entered 
this Council. 

It is indeed with sadness that we assemble 
here to-day to revere and respect the memory of 
our deceased brother. Death, they say, comes 
like a thief in the night, when least expected, 
and in this case the realization of those words 
from the Scripture comes righ . into this very 
council chamber, because it came upon him in 
the night, and came upon him at a time when 
certainly it was least expected. 

To the family of the deceased we extend our 
sincere and everlasting sympathy. 

Aid. GoughliSi arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Mr. Chairman, GeJntlemen of the Council— 
We are assembled here to pay a last tribute to 
our beloved colleague. Little did he think on 
that evening, when he started from his family, 
going in the direction of the crossing where he 
met his death, that he would meet it as quickly 
as he did. 

I have known Henry Ludolph for several years, 
and I have known him to be a man among men, 
a man who, when he has given his word it has 
been as good as his bond— a man that was true 
to every principle, to every point of character 
that can be attributed to a true man. 

Henry Ludolph was a true husband and a du- 
tiful son. We can only regret that we in his be- 
half must express our sorrow here. We miss 
him, and we meet here in sorrow as a last tribute 
of affection and love to him and his family. 
Gentlemen of the Council, I hope that his soul 
may rest in peace. 

Aid. Kent arose and addressed the Coun- 
cil as follows: 

Mr. Presidnet and Members op the Coun- 
cil— We meet to-day to honor and pay tribute to 



the memory of one of our number now departed 
from this life. It is but a short time indeed 
since he was one of the most active participants 
in the Council, representing as he did a con- 
stituency who loved and trusted him. Faithful 
in the performance of his duty he enjoyed the 
proud privilege of representing his fellow-citi- 
zens of the Sixteenth Ward in the legislative 
body of this great municipality. Great cities 
rise and fall. Men ambitious of g'-and achieve- 
ments in life appear from time to time on the 
world's stage, but like bubbles on the sea of time 
sink into nothingness. To many who in life 
have pursued the most humble paths, as did 
Homer, time alone has given a name which, 
rightfully theirs, will live for centuries. To 
the friends of the dear departed, his name will 
live for all time. A good citizen, a true and lov- 
ing husband and a kind father. If the stars in 
heaven could weep, each glistening tear would 
fall upon the grave of some loved one depai'ted. 
Our stay on this earth is but transitory, and 
when the great Creator, King of kings, calls on 

us, each and all must answer. 

# 

Aid. Mangier arose and addressed the 
Council as follows : 

Mr. President— I have been asked by Mr. 
Walker, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, 
of which our late deceased brother was a mem- 
ber, to say a few words for that Committee in 
memory of our lamented friend. 

It is indeed sad, on the afternoon preceding 
our Thanksgiving day, when we will all to-mor- 
row ewjoy the privileges and pleasures of dining 
with our families, to meet as we do now. No 
man knows what it is for a mother to be bereft 
of her natural protector, as Mrs. Ludolph has 
been in the last two weeks—a mother with three 
small children. When the father kissed those 
children good-bye to come down here to do his 
official duties, how sad to think that in a few 
moments he was taken away in the way he was 
—to think, gentlemen, how fortunate we will be 
and how unfortunate his poor family will be 
to-morrow when looking for their father whose 
chair will be vacant at the Thanksgiving dinner. 
It must remind us of how dutiful, how kind and 
generous we should be to one another. How lit- 
tle we know what to-morrow will bring forth. 
Our colleague had looked after the interests of 
his friends in his ward that very afternoon, and 
attended a meeting. 

The sad shock struck us with such force that 
we hardly believed it, even when we heard it 
from the Chief of the Police, that our friend and 
colleague was so suddenly killed. I am glad to 
think that I have the opportunity, in a humble 
way, to express the regret of the Judiciary Com- 
mittee, with whom he worked so faithfully and 
by whom he was loved so well. Mr. Ludolph 
attended every meeting of that committee with 
calm dignity and care, and I say words fail me 
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a man of family, as I am, and I have four beau- 
tiful children— I cannot help thinking of how 
they will look for their father to-morrow— and 
of this good, kind woman and her fatherless 
children, and words seem Inadequate, gentle- 
men, to express my feelings. I trust to Heaven 
God will bless her, as I know He will, and keep 
her in strength and health to guide those poor 
children and have them be as their father was, 
and to teach them to love, honor and revere his 
memory. 

Aid. Ailing arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Mr. President— I was surprised, after Mr. 
Ludolph's death, to hear that he had so many 
friends on the South Side, in the Third Ward, 
especially among the highly educated German 
people of our ward. He was well known and 
universally esteemed In our locality, and it was 
a privilege to me to pay the last tribute of respect 
by attending his funeral and to be present at 
these two meetings in his honor. 

One thing I noticed about Aid. Ludolph, In the 
meetings of the Judiciary Committee, was that 
he was very faithful in scanning every matter of 
business that came before it. His vote was 
always ready one way or the other. He voted 
according to his convictions. He satisfied him- 
self, and nobody could move him when he made 
up his mind. He is deserving of a high tribute 
as a member of the Judiciary Committee. He 
was a valuable and faithful member of that 
Committee. 

Again, Mr. Ludolph was a man of unfailing 
good humor and courtesy. He never lost his 
temper. There are a good many things in an 
Alderman's life, both in committee and out of 
committee, in Council and out of it, that rufltte his 
disposition, and he has a good many things to 
bear. I have seen Mr. Ludolph under trying cir- 
cumstances, and under none of them did he 
show the least discourtesy. He was kind and 
appreciative, affable to everyone who came in 
contact with him. I am sure these qualities 
made him popular in his own ward, and would 
have given him a political future in the commu- 
nity. I feel that the Council has lost a worthy 
and valuable member, and the city a worthy 
citizen. 

Aid. Mclnerney arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Coun- 
cil—I desire to pay a brief tribute to the mem- 
ory of our esteemed friend and colleague, 
Henry Ludolph. 

My acquaintance with him dates from the time 
he entered this Council; though short, our rela- 
tions were agreeable and pleasant, and I had 
learned to respect and admire him, and it can be 
truthfully said that our deceased colleague was 



most respected and esteemed by those who 
knew him best. 

He was a man of the people— plain and simple; 
he did not indulge in rhetoric or studied phrase, 
but he had the faculty of expressing what he de- 
sired to say in words that were simple, clear and 
full of force and thought. 

It may not be inappropriate at this time to re- 
fer to the fact that our deceased colleague en- 
joyed in a marked degree the friendship and 
confidence of his people, in his kindness and 
gratitude to his constituents; he often went out- 
side of the ordinary province of an Alderman 
to serve their best interest. 

The sun is expected to go down in the evening, 
the flower to wither in the fall, but that the life 
should be crushed out of our esteemed friend, 
before the chill of old age had come upon, it is 
sad indeed. 

Mr. Chairman, I believe that all of us can learn 
a lesson from the untimely death of this good 
man by being more charitable towards the liv- 
ing, in order that we may have less to atone for 
when life is extinct. 

Aid. Plotke arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Mr. President and Gentlemen— I can only 
add my confirmation to every statement that 
has been made here in reference to our deceased 
brother, I knew him personally but a short 
time. I have heard enough from his friends to 
know that he was a man that Wherever he went 
made only friends, and I know that we have 
lost a useful member, his wife a true husband, 
his children a loving father. But it is an act of 
God that cannot be changed. It is a thing that 
we cannot change in this world, and it gives a 
lesson to those that are left behind that we 
should at all times be prepared. It shows that 
life is short; that at any moment we may be 
called upon to go to that place whence no trav- 
eler returns, and our conduct should be such 
that at any moment we should be ready to go to 
our Maker, and I am satisfied that Mr. Ludolph 
was such a man that he was ready at any time to 
go when he was called to his Maker. 

The family and the children have my heartfelt 
sympathy. 

Aid. Miller arose and addressed the 
Council as follows : 

Mr. Chairman— It is with a great deal of feel- 
ing of sympathy, not only to those who are left 
behind in his immediate family, but with his 
colleagues, that I wish to express my feelings 
and pay a tribute to the memory of one who is 
dear to all of us, even those who have only 
known him a short time, as well as he is dear to 
you who have known him for years. I wish to 
say, Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, it is only a 
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self met. I was on a committee and we asked 
him to participate in an excursion which we 
were to take, and he at that time, little thinking 
what might befall him, said "no, I would rather 
not go, because I fear the consequences." I do 
not know whether it was premonition or not. 
He did not go with us. I am sorry he did not, 
becanse I know that Aid. Ludolph was a good, 
honest, faithful man. I know that he was a 
good son and true husband, and aloving father ; 
and I want to say to you, gentlemen, that no one 
ought to feel more kindly to his family than we, 
his immediate colleagues. I trust that the family 
will try and bear it, and live up to that which he 
represented. I hope that his soul may rest in 
peace. 

Aid. Kahler arose and addressed the 
CouDcil as follows: 

Mr. President— a man's heart must be a heart 
of stone if he did not have a sad feeling on this 
occasion. I believe we do not realize the sad- 
ness of it. Only the afternoon of the day on 
which he was killed I was talking to him down 
in the committee room, and he was explaining 
his future and his bright prospects, and the hap- 
piness of his family. Never was I so shocked in 
my life as when the news came into this Council 
chamber, informing us of his death. 

I met his widow down stairs, and she told me 
of the affection that he had for his constituents; 
that he had in fact neglected his business for the 
past six months, attending to his constituents 
and his friends. Mr. Chairman, I do not believe 
that a nobler heaj^t ever lived on the face of the 
earth to his family, to his children and to his 
mother, and I know that every member of this 
Council extends sympathy to the mother, to the 
wife and to the children. No one can appre- 
ciate the loss that this family has received— the 
sad blow that has been given this widow, and 
the mother. No one can understand the sad 
feelings that come into one's heart, except those 
who have passed through this ordeal and have 
had the terrific blow. However, Mr. Chairman, 
we must all die. Death is sure to come to us all, 
and when it does come, it strikes those that are 
left behind a great deal harder than those that 
are gone. The dead are gone, but here is the 
family, the w'idow with a business and the care 
of her boys, and the Lord only knows whether 
she will be able to carry the burden. It is a 
serious question, and we extend our sincerest 
sympathy to this bereaved family. 

Aid. Northrop arose and addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Mr. Peesidekt and Gentlemen— I, perhaps, 
was the least acquainted with Aid. Ludolph of 
any member of the Council. Some days ago, 
in New York, I took up the evening paper 
and noticed the sudden death of the Alderman, 
and I was severely shocked. A man's character 



is what he makes it largely. It is his own. His 
reputation goes further than his character. It is 
his neighbors. It belongs to the community, 
and if he bears a good reputation his neighbors 
and the community will always testify to it. 
Now, I think it is a wonderful tribute to any man 
who bears the respect of the community in 
which he lives. He lives in their confidence; he 
lives in it enough to be put into a place of re- 
sponsibility where their interests are at stake, as 
Mr. Ludolph was, as a member of this Council. 
I say such a tribute is beyond words. It is a 
great thing to live in this world. It is a greater 
thing to have lived right, to have passed out of it 
right. A great many men live, but do not live 
so they pass out of it right. Now, when the 
neighbors and friends of a man come to pay 
tribute to his honor and his integrity as a neigh- 
bor and as a citizen of a community, that regard 
carries with it a greater tribute than we can 
pay to-day in words. 

I knew Mr. Ludolph in his capacity here as an 
Alderman— conscientious, giving strict attention 
to the business that came before him; a man 
who meant to be right in all things, and he was 
very careful with his words and his vote. That 
much I know of him. Others know him more 
intimately, and have expressed their respect for 
him. I say in regard to such a life as that, that 
you cannot bury it. You cannot put that away 
in the ground. That will live in the Sixteenth 
Ward— it will live with these people that have 
known him, and I say that you cannot put it into 
obscurity, and such a life is a tribute for the 
family to treasure and it will live in the memory 
of his friends and the community for all time. 

Ex-Ald. Thomas Gallagher arose and 
addressed the Council as follows: 

Mr. Prbsidnt and Gentlemen— As a former 
member of this Council, I would be pleased to 
say a word on this occasion. 

I am more than sensible how inadaquate words 
are to express the regret and the sorrow that we 
feel at the terrible calamity that has taken from 
us our departed friend. 

It is always a great sorrow to part with a 
friend, one whom we have known day in and 
day out for many years. But how much greater 
is it when the friend is taken from our midst in 
such an awful and melancholy way. 

But the other day, as it seems to us, he was 
with us and of us, and he walked among men as 
does one who has before him a long life of use- 
fulness andof successful activity, and yet in a 
moment he is gone, and those who knew him 
once will know him no more. 

Yet that is life, and well has it been said that 
in its midst we are in death. Aid. Ludolph was 
of all men the one that we might look for, to 
have before him a life of generous promise. 
Successful as a good, honorable business man, 
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representative of his people in the Council, the 
well beloved of a host of friends, and a general 
favorite with all with whom he came into busi- 
ness, political or social, contact, he seemed des- 
tined to pass the zenith of his manhood in the 
sunshine of this earth, and to be in the prepara- 
tory stage for a happy and green old age. But 
the destroyer, ever on the alert, came when least 
expected, and in a second, as it were, the happy 
life of a good and generous man went out amid 
storm, and the loving family man and the good 
citizen left us never to return. 

But he left to those behind a good example ; 
generous to his friends and acquaintances, 
kindly to all whom he met, honorable as the rep- 
resentative of his constituency, painstaking 
without show, and a worker without boast, he 
lived and died a good and worthy life. 

To his political friends his loss seems irrepara' 
ble, for he was a man whose advice was ever 
sound. From his political opponents came only 
words of praise, for he well knew that men can 
differ on all subjects and differ honestly. Good 
men have friends everywhere, and their loss is 
mourned by those who think like them, and by 
those who differ from them, and such a man was 
Aid. Ludolph. Peace to his memory, and fare- 
well to his large and generous heart. 

Aid. Eiolbassa moved that the proceed- 
ings of this memorial meeting be pub- 
lished) and that the resolutions passed and 
the communication received at former meet- 
ings be incorporated therein, and that a 
copy of the same be sent to each Alderman 
and to the family of the deceased. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as 
adopted by the City Council on November 
9 ,1897: 

Whereas, In the death of Aid. Henry Ludolph 
of the Sixteenth Ward, this Council has lost one 
of its most useful members; and 

Whereas, In his sudden and tragic taking off, 
the city has lost an enterprising and public 
spirited citizen; and 

Whereas, During the short time he was a 
member of this Council, he at all times showed 
by his acts that he was a friend of the people, 
and labored diligently to promote the interests 
of the ward which he represented; and 

Whereas, As a citizen of Chicago and num- 
bered among its rising and successful business 
men, he was always found arrayed with those 



who were working to advance the material 
interests of our city; therefore, be it 

Besolved, That the City Council of the City of 
Chicago desires to place on record this testi- 
monial of its regard and esteem for its late 
member, and also at the same time to tender to 
the family and friends our sincere sympathy in 
this their great bereavement; and be it further 

Resolved, That the City Council and heads of 
departments attend the funeral obsequies in a 
body and that an invitation be extended to all 
ex-aldermen to join with them in paying the last 
sad tribute of respect to his memory; and be it 
further 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby instructed to spread these resolutions 
upon the permanent records of the Council and 
to transmit to the family of the deceased a copy 
of the same properly engrossed. 

The following communication was re- 
ceived by the City Council on November 
15, 1897: 

Chicago, 111., Nov. 15, 1897. 
To the Honorable, Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, 
and to the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen— With deep-felt gratitude, we, the 
undersigned, wish to convey to you our sincere 
thanks for the great kindness and sympathy 
shown us in the dark and dreary hour of our 
late bereavement, caused by the tragic and un- 
timely death of Henry Ludolph on the 8th inst. 

We further wish to express our belief that in 
the bestowing of so much love and honor on the 
dear departed, you have put a drop of balm into 
our sore and aching hearts and aided us in cher- 
ishing his memory more dearly. 

Mary Ludolph, 
Katharina Stiebeiner, 

Mother. 
Martin Ludolph. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Mangier moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




aty Clerk, 



JOHN R HIQGIN8, PRINTER, 196-8 8. CLARK 8TREET, OHICAQO. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



NOVEMBER 29, 1897- 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, December 2, 1897. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aid. 
Conghlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloldt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward). Klenha, Hurt, Miller, 
Biewer,Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler. Fran- 
cis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss. Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, 
Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch.Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kim bell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, 
Math and Bennett (34th ward). 

-dbsent— Aid. Plotke. 

MINUTB5S. 

After debate, Aid. Mangier moved that 
the minutes of the regular meeting held 
November 22, 1897, and of the special meet- 
ing held November 24, 1897 (3 P. M.), be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Coughlin moved to reconsider the 
vote by which an ordinance extending time 
for the construction of the Northwestern 
Elevated Railroad Company until July 1, 
1899, was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., on November 22, 
1897, page 948. 

Aid. Portman moved to lay the motion 
on the table. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Gunther, Fitch, Jackson, O'Brien, 
Brenner, Meek, Beilfuss, Rogers, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, flirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Kim- 
bell, Rector, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora— 27. 

JVcu/s— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Ailing, 
Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, Martin, Murphy, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, 
Biewer,Gazzolo, Kahler, Francis. Maypole, 
Little, Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, 
Knudson, Walsh, Maltby, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Howell, Math, Bennett 
(34th ward)-36. 

The question recurring on the motion to 



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reconsider, it prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(Sth ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, 
Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler, Francis,May- 
pole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, Anderson, 
Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, Brennan, 
Haberkorn, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mcln- 
erney, Reichardt, Sproul, Wiora— 38. 

Nays— Witch, O'Brien, Walsh, Rogers, 
Powers, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, Mowrer, Northrop,Mavor, 
Nelson, Howell, Math, Bennett {Biih ward) 
—28. 

After debate, Aid. O'Brien moved that 
the ordinance be referred to the Joint 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, Morth, 
South and West Divisions. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ballenberg, 
Kent, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek,Bennett(8thward),Klenha,Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Kahler, Francis, May- 
pole,Little,Beilfuss,Ziehn,A.nderson.Tuite, 
Kiolbassa, Knudson,Rogers, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Cannon, 
McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, 
Reichardt, Northrop, Sproul, Howell 
Wiora— 41. 

?Vai/8— GuBther, Cook, Fitch, Ailing, 
Jackson, Cloidt, Walsh, Brennan, Probst, 
Alwart, Mangier, Harlan, Maltby,^ O'Mal- 
ley, Lyman, Walker, Butler, Kimbell, 
Rector, Mavor, Nelson, Math, Bennett 
(34th ward)— 23. 

Aid. Maltby moved that when this Coun- 
cil adiourns it adjourn to meet on Thurs- 
day, December 2d, 1897, at 7:30 o'clock P. 
M. , for the purpose of taking up the special 
order set for November 29, 1897, at 8 
o'clock P. M., viz. : An ordinance for the 
elevation of the tracks of the C. & N. W. 
Ry., from Chicago avenue north to Di- 
versey avenue. 

The motion prevaUea. 

In connection with his foregoing motion, 
by consent. Aid. Maltby presented certain 
amendments to the ordinance and moved 
that the same be published and taken up 
in connection with the ordinance on Thurs- 
day evening. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the amendments: 

AMENDMENTS 

To ordinance for the elevation of the 
Wisconsin and Milwaukee Divisions of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way. 
1. Page 956, amend title to read as 



follows: "An ordinance requiring the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway Company, respectively, 
to change the plane of certain of their 
roadbeds and railway tracks within the 
City of Chicago." 

2. Page 957, line 6, of Section 1, add 
" s " to the word "roadbed." 

3. Page 957, line 9, Section 1, add "s" 
to the word "condition." 

4. Page 958, line 83, after the word 
"company" strike out the words "as 
hereinbefore referred to in the caption of 
this ordinance." 

5. Page 958, lines 18 and 19, Section 
1, Paragraph 2, strike out the ^vords "to 
comply" and insert in lieu thereof the 
words "there to connect with the road- 
bed and tracks to be elevated in com- 
pliance." 

6. Page 958, lines 17 to 19, Section 1, 
Paragraph 3, strike out the words "to a 
point abotit 10 feet east of the east rail 
of the most easterly track" and insert in 
lieu thereof the words ' 'to the easterly 
boundary line of the right of way." 

7. Page 958, lines 23 and 24, Section 1, 
Paragraph 3, strike out lines 23 and 24 
and insert in lieti thereof "to the westerly 
boundary line of the right of way." 

8. Page 959, line 46, Section 1, Para- 
graph 3, after the word "avenue" add 
the following words: "The railroad of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railw^ay Company where it crosses the 
right of way of the Chicago and North- 
Avestern Railway Company about 250 
feet north of the North Branch of the 
Chicago River, shall be depressed to the 
level of 5.2 feet above city datum, meas- 
ured from the top of the rail, and shall 
cross on that level said right of way of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company." 

9. Page 959, line 23, Section 2, after 
the word "masonry" add the following 
words: "Or concrete, or other suitable 
material satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works." 



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10. Page 960, line 24, Section 2a, 
strike out the word "or." 

11. Page 960, line 18, Section 3, strike 
out the words "or on" and insert in lieu 
thereof the words ' 'and as indicated in 
the schedule of subways." 

12. Page 960, line 28, Section 3, be- 
fore the word "curb" insert the following 
words : ' 'Center and." 

13. Page 960, lines 11 and 12 of Sec- 
tion 4, Paragraph 1, strikeout the paren- 
thesis, insert a comma after the word 
"street" and then insert before the word 
"Fox" the following words : "The junc- 
tion of." 

14. Page 964, line 26, under the head- 
ing of subway in Bradley street, after 
the word "same" insert the following 
words: "Two lines of posts may be 
placed in curb lines, and inside thereof 
to support girders." 

15. Page 967, line 16, under the head- 
ing of subway in Webster avenue, strike 
out the figures "46" in line 16, and in- 
sert in lieu thereof the figures "38," and 
in line 18 strike out the figures "10" and 
insert in lieu tHereof the figures "14." 

16. Page 958, line 32, under the head- 
ing of subway in Clybourn avenue, after 
the word "girders" add the following 
words : ' 'And one line of posts in center 
of roadway." 

17. In the headings of the descriptions 
of passageways in the following streets : 
May street. Centre avenue. Wade street, 
Sloan street, Ingraham street, Wabansia 
avenue and Wrightwood avenue, strike 
out the words "sixty-six feet wide," or 
the words "sixty feet wide," where they 
respectively occur. 

18. Page 961, under the heading of 
passageway in North Carpenter street, 
inline 47, after the word "select" add 
the following words: "In the event, 
how-ever, of the construction hereafter of 
such subway in North Carpenter street, 
the levels and grades fixed by this ordi- 
nance for the roadbed and tracks of the 
railway company shall not be changed." 

19. Page 969, Section 4c, strike out 



lines 1 to 13, inclusive, and insert in lieu 
thereof the following words : "If in any 
case it shall be found necessary to con- 
struct any retaining or side walls in con- 
nection with any approaches to subways, 
then such " myalls may be constructed 
within the limits of the street, alley or 
way upon which such approach is situ- 
ated and the abutments or side walls of 
the subway itself, reached by such ap- 
proach, .may be correspondingly ad- 
vanced into the street so as to be in a 
continuous straight line with the ap- 
proach wall ; and in any such case the 
other details and dimensions of the sub- 
way, given in the attached schedule of 
subways, may be changed as far as nec- 
essary to accord with the location of 
retaining or side walls or abutments as 
aforesaid." 

20. Page 970, Section 6, lines 3, 8 and 
11, after the word "subway" insert the 
words "or approaches." 

21. Page 970, Section 6, in line 13, 
after the word "ordinance," add the fol- 
lowing words: "All ordinances hereto- 
fore passed for opening streets across 
any portion of the right of way or yards 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company, where the tracks are 
required to be elevated as in this ordi- 
nance provided, are hereby repealed, 
except in those cases where the street 
ordered opened has already in fact been 
opened and traveled and has become a 
lawful and existing highway not hereby 
vacated, with the exception of Webster 
avenue where a subway is to be built in 
accordance with the schedule of sub- 
ways in this ordinance contained; and 
any and all portions of any streets, 
alleys or avenues now existing and cross- 
ing either of the lines_of railway within 
the limits in this ordinance provided for, 
the elevation or depression of such com- 
pany's roadbed are hereby discontinued 
and vacated within the limits, of such 
company's right of way, except the parts 
of streets, alleys or avenues hereby re- 
quired to be occupied by subways or 
passageways or where this ordinance re- 
quires a grade crossing to be provided." 



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32. Page 970, Section 8, Paragraph 3, 
line 8, strike out the word "as" and 
insert the word "not" before the word 
"be" in line 9. 

23. Page 971, Section 8, Paragraph 4, 
strike out line 4, and the word "way" in 
line 5, and insert in lieu thereof the 
words "where the grade of such streets 
is changed." 

24. Page 971, Section 8, Paragraph 5, 
line 5, after the word "or" strike out all 
the words down to, and including the 
word "alleys" in line 12, and insert in 
lieu thereof the words "any damages to 
adjacent property or business, caused by 
change of grade of streets, avenues, 
alleys or the railway, or by the vacation 
of any street, alley, avenue or other 
public way, or by the performance by 
either railway company of the matters 
and things in this ordinance required of 
such railway." 

25. Page 971, Section 8, Paragraph 5, 
line 32, after the word "will" strike out 
all the words down to, and including the 
word "summons" in line 34, and insert 
in lieu thereof the words "before the 
last day to plead." 

26. Page 971, Section 9, line 30, after 
the word "therewith" add the following 
words : * 'Nothing in this ordinance con- 
tained shall impose any liability on either 
of said railway companies to the City of 
Chicago for the services to be performed 
by any ofacer or employe of said city in 
superintending the work required by 
this ordinance." 

27. Page 972, Section 11, line 12, 
after the word "train" insert a comma 
and the following words: "The giving 
of signals upon such trains." 

28. Page 972, Section 12, line 5, after 
the word "work" insert the following 
words: "Which is designed to be with- 
in the limits of, or abutting on, any 
street or avenue." 

29. Page 972, Section 13, line 10, after 
the word "elevate" insert the words "or 
depress," and in line 11, strike out all 
the words after the word ' 'tracks" down 



to, and including the word "and" in line 
14, and insert in lieu thereof the words 
"such work." 

30. Page 972, Section 13, line 19, after 
the word "jurisdiction" insert a period 
and begin the word "The" with a capital. 

31. Page 973, Section 14, line 34, after 
the word "company" add the following 
words: "Anytime during which either 
of said companies may be prevented by 
delay of the other of such companies 
from performing its part of the work 
under this ordinance, shall be added to 
the total time allowed to the company so 
delayed for the completion of its own 
work." 

32. Page 973, Section 15, line 8, after 
the word "shall" insert the following 
words; "And the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company." 

33. Page 973, Section 15, line 25, strike 
out the words "or companies." 

BEPORTS OF CITY OFFICEBS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending November 29, 
1897, which was 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 29th, 1897. > 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I attach herewith a letter 
received from the Union Elevated Rail- 
road Company, under date of November 
26th, which is self explanatory. Kindly 
give the same such consideration as it 
merits and oblige. 

"Yours truly, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor, 
Chicago, November 27, 1897. 
Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, City of 
Chicago : 

Dear Sir — Understanding from the 
newspapers and letters from Assistant 
Corporation Counsel Browning and Com- 
missioner McGann, that there was to be 



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an attempt made to abrogate our rights 
under our ordinances to connect our 
platforms with adjacent stores; also 
that Aid. Francis had introduced an or- 
dinance to repeal our rights covering 
these connections, we forwarded you, 
under separate cover, a letter addressed 
to the Mayor and Common Council, so 
that no action could be taken without 
full knowledge of our position and 
claims under our ordinance. 

Will you kindly see that the com- 
munication referred to is brought be- 
fore the Council and made a matter of 
record ? 

Yours very truly, 

Union Consolidated Elevated Railway 
Company, 

By D. H. LOUDERBACK, 

General Manager. 
Union Elevated Railroad Company , 
By D. H. LouDERCACK, 

General Manager. 



Chicago, Nov. 26, 1897. 
To the Honorable Mayor and City 
Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — We desire to call your 
attention to the provision in that certain 
ordinance passed by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago June 29, 1896, grant- 
ing to the Union Consolidated Elevated 
Railway Company and the Union Ele- 
vated Railroad Company certain rights 
and privileges, which provision is as fol- 
lows: 

"And permission and authority are 
hereby granted to the Union Elevated 
Railroad Company to locate and main- 
tain any or all stations in buildings it 
may purchase, lease or erect on ground 
purchased or acquired by condemnation 
or otherwise, or to locate or maintain 
any or all stations in buildings adjacent 
to its platforms, where authority shall be 
given by the owners or lessees of such 
building or buildings to use the same for 
such purposes, and to make all necessary 
connections." 

The privileges and rights granted by 



this provision are of great value to said 
companies, and to deprive said companies 
of said privileges and rights would be to 
cause said companies irreparable loss and 
damage, and violate our franchises with 
the city without our consent, and after we 
have expended over $4,000,000 in good 
faith under said ordinances and com- 
plied with all their conditions. We hold 
the city cannot legally do this without 
our consent. 

We also call your attention to a cer- 
tain document, shown in Council Pro- 
ceedings of July 6, 1896, at page 589, 
which provides for certain payments to 
the City of Chicago. 

Before undertaking to deprive said 
companies of the right to build passage- 
ways connecting its station platforms 
with adjacent buildings, we respectfully 
ask you to consider the effect of such 
action upon said document above men- 
tioned. 

Union Consolidated Elevated Railway 
Company. 

By D. H. LoUDERBACK, 

General Manager, 
Union Elevated Railroad Company, 

By D. H. LOUDERBACK, 

General Manager. 

Aid. Maltby moved that the same be 
referred to the Corporation Counsel for a 
recommendation as to the power and 
course of the Council to pursue. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted the 
following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 29th, 1897. 5 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gejstlemen— I herewith return, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed by 
your Honorable Body at its last meeting, 
entitled "An ordinance to regulate towing 
within the harbor of the City of Chicago," 
and would suggest that the same be so 
amended as to read as follows: 

''Section 1. That it shall be and is 
hereby declared unlawful for any tug boat, 
steamer or towing vessel of any kind, with- 
in the river or harbor of the City of Chi- 
cago, to tow, haul or lead more than two 



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vessels, scows, barges or crafts of any 
description at the same time." 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Barry moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed . 

Aid. Barry moved to adopt the amend- 
ment of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Barry moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows; 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidtj Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Liittle, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Relchardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 60. 

Nays— ^one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To regulate towicg within the harbor of 
the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be and is hereby 
declared unlawful for any tug boat, 
steamer, or towing vessel of any kind, 
within the river or harbor of the City of 
Chicago, to tow, haul or lead more than 
two vessels, scows, barges or crafts of any 
description at the same time. 

Section 2. Any violation of Section 1 
of this ordinance shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than ten (10) dollars or 
more than fifty (50) dollars for each and 
every offense. 

Section 3. Any laws or ordinances 



which have been heretofore passed and are 
in conflict or are inconsistent with the pro- 
visions hereof are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall go in- 
to effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 

ALSO. 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 29th, 1897. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting granting 
permission to Bernard & Legat to string 
canvas sign in front of 620 Blue Island 
avenue, for the reason that the same is too 
indefinite. Would suggest that the order 
be so amended as to give the Mayor and 
Commissioner of Public Works the right 
to remove said sign at their discretion. 
Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Rogers moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Klenha moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the sugges- 
tion of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Klenha moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed 
to permit the firm of Bernard & Legat to 
string a canvas sign across the sidewalk in 
front of their place of business, located at 
No. 620 Blue Island avenue, the same to be 
removed at any time at the option of the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

also, 
The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 29th, 1897. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 



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my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting grant- 
ing permission to U. E. Aldrich to string a 
sign across sidewalk in front of 333 Lincoln 
avenue for the reason that the same is too 
indefinite. Would suggest that the order 
be so amended as to give the Mayor or 
Commissioner of Public Works the right to 
remove same at their discretion. 
Respectfully, 
Carteb H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Rogers moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Alwart moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the sugges- 
tion of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Alwart moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit M. E. Aldrich to string sign across 
sidewalk in front of 333 Lincoln avenue, the 
game to be removed at any time at the 
option of the Mayor or Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

The Clerk presented the following agree- 
ment: 

This Agreement, Made this fifteenth 
day of November, A. D. 1897, by and be- 
tween the City of Chicago, a municipal 
corporation of the State of Illinois, party of 
the first part, and H. A. Wheeler, William 
Sooy Smith and E. R. Bliss, a Board 
of Commissioners for and on behalf of the 
State of Illinois, appointed and acting in 
pursuance of the powers and authority 
conferred by an act of the General As- 
sembly of said State, entitled "An act to 
make an appropriation for payment of the 
expense of forming parade grounds and 
erecting an armory for the use of those or- 
ganizations of the Illinois National Guard 
stationed in the City of Chicago," in force 
July 1, 1897, Witnesseth: 

Whereas, The City Council of the City 
of Chicago did, on the 27th day of July, 
1896, duly pass an ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance granting consent to the South 
Park Commissioners to take, regulate, 



control and govern all that part of the 
Lake Front Park lying south of the north 
line of Jackson street, extending east;" 
and 

Whereas, Section seven of said ordi- 
nance dedicated "all that portion of said 
Lake Front Park lying east of the east- 
erly line of the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company's right of way, and lying north 
of the north line of Monroe street extended 
to the east limits of said park at the outer 
seawall, to the use of the local military 
companies of the Illinois National Guard, 
for the purpose of parade grounds and a 
site for armory and other like uses by said 
military organizations," and 

Whereas, The State of Illinois, 
through its representatives in the General 
Assembly, did, by the terms of the act 
hereinbefore first mentioned, accept such 
dedication, for the uses and purposes set 
forth in said ordinance of July 27th, 1896, 
and upon the conditions in said act ex- 
pressly mentioned; and 

Whereas, By Section 5 of said act of the 
General Assembly, it is provided that the 
building in said act authorized to be con- 
structed, and all improvements made on 
the ground thereabout, together with 
the funds provided in said act, shall 
remain the property of the State of Illinois, 
and that before any money is drawn from 
the treasury for the purposes of said act, 
the City of Chicago shall enter into a con- 
tract with the said Board of Commissioners, 
to the effect that the right of the State of 
Illinois to the use and occupation of said 
portion of said Lake Front Park, for the 
purposes aforesaid, shall be perpetual, and 
the title to all buildings, improvements 
and fixtures put thereon, under the pro- 
visions of said act, shall be and remain in 
the State of Illinois. 

NoWf Therefore, In consideration of the 
premises, and for the purpose of carrying 
into effect the provisions of the act of the 
General Assembly aforesaid, and of the 
said ordinance of the said City of Chicago, 
the said City of Chicago does hereby re- 
mise, release, convey and confirm unto the 
said State of Illinois the perpetual and ex- 
clusive right to the use and occupation of 
all that portion of the Lake Front Park 
lying east of the easterly line of the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company's right of 
way and lying north of the north line of 



November 29, J 



992 



[1897. 



Monroe street extended to the east 
limits of said Park, at the outer sea wall, 
in said City of Chicago, to have and to 
hold the same, together with all buildings, 
improvements and fixtures to be con- 
structed and put thereon, to the said State 
of Illinois forever, for the uses and pur- 
poses hereinbefore and in said act of the 
General Assembly, and in said ordinance 
of the City of Chicago, set forth, according 
to the true intent and meaning thereof, and 
for no other use or purpose whatsoever. 

And the State of Illinois, acting by and 
through the aforesaid Board of Commis- 
sioners, does hereby accept the said land 
to, and for the uses and purposes aforesaid. 

In Testimony Whereof, the said City of 
Chicago has caused these presents to be 
signed by its Mayor, and its corporate seal 
to be hereto affiixed, attested by the City 
Clerk of said city, and the said Board of 
Commissioners, acting for and on behalf of 
said State of Illinois, have hereunto set 
their hands and seals, the day and year 
first above written. 

City of Chicago. 

By Cabter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 
Attest : 

Wm. Loeffler, 

City Clerk of the City of Chicago. 
[seal] H. a. Wheeler, 

Wm. Sogy Smith, 
E. R. Bliss, 
Board of Commissioners. 
Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Amalgamated Association of ) 

Street Railway Employes of America, [■ 

Chicago Division, No. 88. ) 

November 29th, 1897. 
To the Honorable the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

We take great pleasure in acknowledg- 
ing our very high appreciation of the con- 
sideration given in our behalf by passing 
the ordinance providing for the placing of 
vestibules on the street cars in the City of 
Chicago, and consider that a more humane 



act has never had the consideration of 
your Honorable Body. 

Very respectfully yours,' 

Hugh Carr, 

President. 

John W. Mallcy, 

Secretary. 

Which was placed on file. 

also. 

The following communication: 

Chicago, Nov. 29, 1897. 

Hon. Mayor, Carter H. Harrison, and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — The Chicago Federation 
of Labor, in behalf of organized labor in 
general (and particularly that portion 
which relates to the tailoring trade), of 
which the Journeymen Tailors' Local 
Union No. Bis an affiliated body, do hereby 
earnestly protest against the methods 
which obtained in the granting of the con- 
tract to the firm of Work Bros. & Co. for 
the manufacturing of police uniforms in 
the Police Department. 

We believe that the various bona fide 
tailoring establishments who are friendly 
to organized labor, and who have at all 
times paid remunerative wages to em- 
ployes, have been discriminated against, 
as have the members of the Journeymen 
Tailors' Union, inasmuch as the firm of 
Work Bros. & Co. have been notoriously 
unfair towards organized labor, and a firm 
advocate of that disease-breeding institu- 
tion commonly known as the sweat shop. 

We ask that you use your voice and vote 
in the Common Council in the interest of 
fair and legitimate competition in all muni- 
cipal contracts, as provided for by the 
Statutes of the Commonwealth, believing 
that in so doing you best serve the interests 
of those most vitally interested, the tax- 
payers of our city. 

Tours respectfully, 

P. F. Doyle, 

President. 
S. A. Wilson, 

Secretary. 
Which was placed on file. 



November 29,] 



993 



[1897, 



ALSO, 

The following petition: 
To the Honorable Mayor and City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 
We, the undersigned, owners of land 
fronting on Chicago avenue, between Lake 
Michigan and Clark street, in said city, 
respectfully petition your Honorable Body 
to grant to the North Side Electric Street 
Kailway Company the right to lay down, 
construct, maintain and operate a double 
track surface electric street railroad, in, 
upon and along said Chicago avenue, be- 
tween Lake Michigan and Clark street; 
the said railroad company to repave in a 
good and substantial manner, and keep in 
repair the sixteen feet in the center of said 
Chicago avenue, without expense to the 
owners of property abutting on said street. 
Mary M. Todd and Louise F. Fay, North 
10 feet. Lot 22, all of Lot 23, Block 34, Wol- 
cott's Addition to Chicago, 100 feet. 
Which was placed on tile. 

ALSO, 

The claims of Laura Ramsey, Mrs. Hat- 
tie Lynington, Francis L. DeWolf and 
Chas. Hejl for compensation for personal 
injuries, which were. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Chief of Police [submitted the fol- 
lowing communication : 

Depaktment of Police, ) 
Chicago, Nov. 22nd, 1897. S 

To the Honorahle City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— 1 have the honor to sub- 
mit herewith a reply to the resolutions 
presented to your Honorable Body Novem- 
ber 15th, 1897, and referred to me for a re- 
port as to all the facts in relation to the 
order issued August 6th, 1897, regarding 
the purchasing of police uniforms from the 
firm of Work Brothers & Company. 

The specifications for police uniforms 
commences with the following sentence: 

"All uniform garments furnished to 
" members of the Department of Police for 
" summer and winter wear must be of the 
•'best quality of such goods as may be 
"designated by the department, all wool, 
" pure indigo dyed and must be warranted 
" not to fade or change its color, as per 
" sample at Police Headquarters." 

The principal reason for issuing this 



order was that the above specification was 
not complied with. 1 noticed a vast dif- 
ference in the color of the cloth and qual- 
ity, and the general makeup of the uni- 
forms. Some officers had uniforms very 
much faded, so much so that my attention 
was called to it and commented upon by 
citizens, which would not be the case had 
they been made from regulation uniform 
cloth. Some had coats not the required 
length, while others had them too long. 
Some had too many buttons, while others 
had not enough. 

Being aware of the fact that the Police 
Departments of all the large cities in the 
country, as well as the Fire Department of 
this city, have uniform tailors in order to 
secure uniformity, and feeling a just pride 
in the appearance of the members of this 
Department, of which I have been a mem- 
ber for so many years, 1 decided to have 
the work done by one responsible firm who 
were financially able to extend the neces- 
sary credit to the members of the Depart- 
ment needing it, and selected the above 
named firm who for many years made the 
greater part of the uniforms for members 
of this Department, and issued the order 
above mentioned in the interest of the 
Department solely. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jos. KiPLEY, 

Chief of Police. 

Which was placed on file. 

In connection with the foregoing com- 
munication, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Maltby presented the following resolution: 

Aid. Maltby moved its adoption. 

Whereas, On August 6th, 1897, an 
order was issued by the Chief of Police, 
as follows: 

*'In order to insure a similarity of uni- 
forms among the members of the Police 
Department, all officers are hereby di- 
rected that on and after this date they 
shall purchase their uniforms from Work 
Bros. & Co., 5th avenue and Jackson 
boulevard;" and 

Whereas, The only excuse given for 
the issuance of the above order is, that a 
similarity of uniforms may be obtained, 
when it is a well known fact that the 
specifications for said uniform mentions 
in detail every article used, such as qual 



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[1897. 



ity and description of cloth, buttons, 
lining and thread. The price of each 
portion of uniform being likewise fixed; 
and 

Whereas, Said order is an act of in- 
justice to those merchants who are car- 
rying a stock of material for this special 
trade, which is now absolutely valueless 
on their hands; be it 
- Besolved, That we recognize in the 
above order an act which is arbitrary 
and unfair, giving an exclusive monop- 
oly to one firm to the detriment and ex- 
clusion of a number of reputable mer- 
chants, tradesmen and mechanics of this 
city, besides depriving the members of 
the police force of the pleasure of pat- 
ronizing such firms with their own 
money as they may deem best; be it 

Besolved, By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, in the interest of fair 
play to the merchants of the city, and in 
support of the just rights of the mem- 
bers of the Police Department, the Chief 
of Police be and he is hereby instructed 
to rescind said order, on and after the 
passage of these resolutions, and that 
the members of the Police Department 
be given proper and immediate notice 
thereof. 

Aid. Harlan moved the adoption of the 
following resolution as a substitute: 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this 
Council that the Chief of Police rescind 
forthwith a certain order dated August 6, 
1897, directing the police officers of the 
city to purchase their uniforms from Work 
Bros., and that the Chief of Police report 



to this Council at the next meeting such 
plan as he may recommend with regard to 
the purchase of uniforms of police officers; 
pending such report being made said Chief 
of Police issue no order with reference to 
uniforms for a period longer than three 
weeks from this date. 

After debate, Aid. Coughlin moved that 
the entire subject matter be referred to the 
Corporation Counsel for a proper ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Maltby moved to lay Aid. Coughlin^s 
motion on the table. 

The motion prevailea. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved as a substitute 
for the whole that the Mayor appoint a 
Commitiee of three members of this Coun- 
cil to investigate the entire matter in con- 
junction with the Chief of Police. 

Aid. Kent called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. 
Mclnerney's substitute for the whole, it 
prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna. Cook, Ailing, 
Ballenberg, Martin. O'Brien, Meek, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Biewer, 
Duddleston, Francis, jLittle, Ziehn. Tuite, 
Kiolbassa, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Mangier, O'Malley, Lyman, 
Walker, Barry, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Sproul, Nel- 
son, Wiora— 35. 

Ways— Gunther, Fitch, Jackson, Kent, 
Cloidt, Brenner, Miller, Kahler, Maypole, 
Bellfuss, Anderson, Knudson, Walsh, 
Probst, Alwart, Harlan, Maltby, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Kector, Northrop, Mavor, How- 
ell, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 29. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee: 
Aid. Mclnerney. 
Aid. Harlan. 
Aid. Jackson. 



The Commissioner of Public Works submitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, Nov. 29, 1897. J 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

1 deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following street : 



ON 


FROM 


TO 


SIZE. 


Probable 

cosL,including 

Hydrants 

and Basins. 


REMARKS. 


N. 51stav 


50 ft. W. of Hu 
ron st 


435 ft. south... 


6-in. 


$ 391 50 


Pays 10c. 



Respectfully, L. E. McliANN, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



November 29,J 995 



[1897. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commis- 
sioner ol Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the 
street mentioned in the foregoing com- 
munication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nayr. 
as follows: 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer. Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Ewing avenue, from 92d street to 
102d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wiora, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Eenna. Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan. Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 



Nays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
20th street, from Robey street to Halsted 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Miller, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 



lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 
Nays— None, 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
19th street, from Halsted street to Robey 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid- 
Meek, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough lin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook,. 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt,, 
Miller, Biewer, Duddleston, Gazzolo, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays—None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
18th street, from Halsted street to Robey 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (Sth ward), the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (Sth ward), Klenha, Hurt,. 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Powell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays—None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
21st street, from Halsted street to Centre 
avenue. 



November 29,] 



996 



[1897. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meek, the ordinance was passed and 
tlie estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
JZiehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
^ahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Korthrop, Snroul, Mavor, JVelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (84th ward)— 66. 



Nays— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in West 20th street, from 
Albany avenue to a point 630 feet east of 
Albany avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Biewer, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
JZiehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby. O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, ftlavor. Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in Oakdale avenue, from 
Ashland avenue to Perry street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schlake, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas- Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8f:h ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 



cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None, 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in Lowe avenue, from 
Root street to West 42d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mulcahy, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas- Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
MiIler,Biewer,Gazzola,Duddleston,Kahler, 
Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mal- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in 74th street, from Bond 
avenue to Coles avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Howell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barrv, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
NorthroD, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (84th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in the north side of 75th 
street, from the west line of Washington 
avenue to a point 112 feet west of Adams 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance was 



November 29,] 



997 



[1897. 



passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little^ Beiltuss, 
Zlehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Porlman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 65. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in north side of 75th 
street, from Kimbark avenue to a point 19 
feet west of the alley east of Kimbark 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a brick and vitr.fied tile pipe 
sewer in Madison avenue, from 63rd street 
to 60th street, and for a vitrified tile pipe 
sewer in the alley north of and adjoining 
the right of way of the Illinois Central K. 
K.jfrom Madison avenue to Washington 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 



son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers^ 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwarf;, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

iV^o-iys— None. 



The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing 
ordinance for the improvement of the alley 
between Walnut street, Fulton street, 
Kedzie avenue and Homan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Fcas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Kepealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between Walnut street, 
Fulton street, Kedzie avenue and Homan 
avenue. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
the alley between Walnut street, Fulton 
street, Kedzie avenue and Homan avenue,'* 
passed June 11th, 1896, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket No. 21270 of the 
County Court of Cook County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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[1897. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordi- 
nance for the Improvement of the alley 
'between Desplaines street, Jefferson street, 
Jiunker street and De Koven street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
fi'itch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son. Revere, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

JVo-iys— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the Improve- 
ment of the alley between Desplaines 
street, Jefferson street, Bunker street 
and De Koven street. 

Be it ordained by the Citu Council of AM 
City of Chtcago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
*'An ordinance for the improvement of 
the alley between Desplaines street, Jef- 
ferson street, Bunker street and De Koven 
street," passed July 27th, 1894, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed October 10th, 
1894, Warrant No. 19405, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller 
is hereby directed to refund all moneys 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 19405, 
upon the presentation of the original re- 
ceipts for the same. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



AliSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordi- 
nance for the improvement of the alley be- 
tween Clinton street, Jefferson street, De 
Koven street and Bunker street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, the ordinance was passed and 
th6 estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh. Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
aaberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays— None. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between Clinton street, 
Jefferson street, De Koven street and 
Bunker street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of the 
alley between Clinton street, Jefferson 
street, De Koven street and Bunker 
street," passed October 10th, 1892, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed May 10th, 1893, 
Warrant No. 17716, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller 
is hereby directed to refund all moneys 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 
17716, upon the presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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999 



L1897. 



iPBTITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Math presented the following order: 

Inasmuch as there are, from time to time, 
rumors current that the pay-rolls of the 
City of Chicago are in excess of the allot- 
ment for the various branches of the city 
government; it is, therefore, 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
instructed to publish the pay-rolls in 
accordance with the provisions of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code under Article 41. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wiora presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit the Brilliant Circle of the Thirty- 
third Ward to string a banner across 92d 
street, west of Commercial avenue, from. 
December 16 to December 25, 1897, inclu- 
sive. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Nelson presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Hyde Park Thomson- 
Houston Electric Light Company to erect 
a temporary coal shed, 18x28, 18 feet high, 
of wood, to be covered with corrugated 
iron between their building and the Illinois 
Central Ftailroad tracks; said building to 
be removed when requested by said Build- 
ing Commissioner. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sproul presented a resolution to pay 
special assessment rebates, which was 

Referred to thelCommittee on Finance. 

Aid. Sproul presented the claim of 
Michael Daly for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Northrop presented an order to re- 
fund Lucy W. Drexel and W. J. Arkell, 
Trustees, amount paid for laying water 
pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reichardt presented an order to re- 
bate water tax to Nick Stark, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reichardt presented an order to 
compel railroad companies to plank B3d 
street, from Wallace street to Shields ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. S. D. 

Aid. Mowrer presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 



he is hereby directed to erect and put into 
service on south La Salle street, one electric 
lamp 150 feet south of 51st street, one elec- 
tric lamp 150 feet north of 53rd street and 
one electric lamp 150 feet south of 53rd 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mclnerny presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
place one electric lamp on Butler street 
midway between 39th and 40th streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mulcahy presented the following 
order: 

Orderedf That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to David J. Sloan to string 
banner in front of 4009 Wentworth avenue 
in such a manner as not to obstruct side- 
walk, to be revoked at any time by Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mulcahy presented the claim of 
Cornelius Anglum for damages to prop- 
erty, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mulcahy presented a petition and 
plans for a free bath house in the vicinity 
of 47th street and Ashland avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCarthy presented the claim of 
Andrew Maloney for work on leaking 
water main, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented a petition and an 
order for water supply pipes in Winona 
avenue, from Western avenue to Lincoln 
avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Schlacke presented the following 
petition: 

November 29, 1897. 

To the Honorable Mayor and City Courh" 

cil of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— We, the undersigned prop- 
erty owners on Wrightwood avenue, here- 
by respectfully request your Honorable 
Body to give us a full subway under the 
right of way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railroad tracks : 

Feet. 
Henry Yollmann, 663 Wrightwood av. 50 
N. A. Foberg, 690 Wrightwood av. . . 33 
Fritz Stettler, 668 Wrightwood av . . . . 57>^ 



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[1897. 



Feet. 

Frank Roessl, 671 Wrightwood av. . . 50 

Mrs. Anna Winkel, 639 Wrightwood 50 

Mr. George Baid, 643 Wrightwood av. 25 

J . H . Ohrt, 645 Wrightwood av 25 

Edward Frei, 647 Wrightwood av. . . . 25 

John Wiemer, 1282 M arsbfield av . . . . 25 

William Hener, 653 Wrightwood av. . 25 

Jesse Herman, 655 Wrightwood av.. 25 

Fritz Gussmann, 657 Wrightwood av. 25 

George Laderbaur, 667 Wrightwood. . 25 

Gustav Enalt, 673 Wrightwood av. . . . 25 

Mrs. Hort, 677 Wrightwood av 25 

Peter J. Reich, 681 Wrightwood av. . 25 

John Fehlen, 683 Wrightwood av . . . . 25 

Jacob Marski, 689 Wrightwood av 50 

Anton Klawikowski, Wrightwood 

av., cor. Southport av — 125 

Frank Senne, 1040 Wrightwood av... 25 

Chas. Wagner, 654 Dunning st 25 

John Schoeffel, 1812 Marshfield av. . . 25 
Hermann Treskosh, Marshfield av. . . 25 
John Cunningham, 1060 Wrightwood 28 
Albert Straiker, 1046 Wrightwood av. 75 
Ludwick Klebba, 1018 Wrightwood . . 25 
Jos. Schwichtenberg, 1021 Wright- 
wood av 25 

Jos. Sormp, 400 Southport av.: 125 

Frank Lesner, 1022 Wrightwood av. 25 

Charles Behnke, 422 Southport av 132 

George H. Gottfried, 299 Wood st. . . . 32 
August Sekowski, 1058 Wrightwood 25 
Chas. H. Schult, 1023 Wrightwood av 25 
Mrs. Minna Mueller, 1035 Wright- 
wood av 25 

Frank Kubec, 1054 Wrightwood av.. 25 

Fridrich Biume, 1056 Wrightwood av 26 

Joseph Goetz, 1106 Wrightwood av. . . 25 

Harry M. Barclay, 1112 Wrightwood 25 

Andrew Rapp, 1 Diversey st 125 

Anton Rosenberger, 649 Wrightwood 25 

Henry Theiner, 1268 Marshville st. . . 100 
K. G. Schmidt, 309 Clybourn av., per 

K. Schmidt 

L. Labahn, 1334 Ashland av 125 

Which was placed on file. 

Aid. Cannon presented an order to pay 
claim of Anna Farrell, administratrix of 
estate of Patrick Farrell, tor paving West 
21st street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cannon presented the followingr 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have the North Chicago Electric Railway 
Company put in repair Lawrence avenue, 
between Robey and Clark streets; also to 



have said company repair the subway 
under the tracks of the Chicago & North- 
western Railway, on said Lawrence ave- 
nue, where tracks were recently laid by 
them. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
remove the fence from the center of Belle 
Plaine avenue, from Lincoln avenue to 
Robey street. 

Whicti were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Barry presented an order to appro- 
priate $500 for the use of the Committee on 
Harbors, Viaducts and Bridges toward 
improving the Chicago river and harbor, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maltby presented an ordinance for 
the elevation of the tracks of the P., C, 
C. & St. L. Ry., the C. & N. W. Ry. and 
the C, M. & St. P. Ry. at points between 
Lake street, Western avenue and North 
Ada street, which was 

Ordered published and referred to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Com- 
pany, the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company, and the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany to, respectively, elevate the plane 
of certain of their railway tracks within 
the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of ths 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. The Pittsburg, Cincin- 

2 nati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 

3 Company, the Chicago and North- 

4 western Railway Company, and the 

5 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

6 Railway Company, are respectively 

7 hereby ordered and required to ele- 

8 vate the plane of their roadbed and 

9 tracks within certain limits of the 

10 City of Chicago, in manner and upon 

11 the conditions hereinafter specified, 

12 that is to say: 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at a 

2 point about 250 feet north of Lake 

3 street on the proposed elevated road- 

4 bed and tracks of the Pittsburg, Cin- 

5 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 



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way Company, and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company, as 
provided in ordinance passed Jan- 
uary 18, 1897 (pages 1440 to 1457, in- 
clusive, of the official Council pro- 
ceedings), the elevation of said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks at said 
initial point shall not be less than 
28.3 feet above Chicago city datum; 
thence said elevated roadbed and 
tracks of the said Pittsburg, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company 
shall continue in a northerly and 
easterly direction on a slightly as- 
cending gradient for a distance of 
about 1940 feet to a point about on 
the west line of Western avenue; 
where an elevation of not less than 
28.7 feet above city datum shall be 
attained; thence said elevated road- 
bed and tracks of said Pittsburg, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, and the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company 
shall continue in an easterly direc- 
tion on a descending gradient of 
about .05 per centum for a distance 
of about 5340 feet to a point about on 
the east line of Ashland avenue; 
where an elevation of not less than 
26.05 feet above city datum shall be 
attained; thence said elevated road- 
bed and tracks of said last above 
mentioned companies shall continue 
in an easterly direction on the most 
suitable gradient convenient and 
practicable to said railway compa- 
nies to a connection with the pres- 
ent roadbed and tracks at a point 
about on the west line of North Ada 
street. 

Paragraph 2. From a point on 
the proposed elevated roadbed and 
tracks of the Chicago and Norih- 
western Railway Company on the 
west line of Western avenue, the 
proposed elevated roadbed and tracks 
of the Galena Division of said Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway 
Company shall descend on the most 



10 suitable gradient convenient and 

11 practicable to said railway company 

12 to a connection with its present road- 

13 bed and tracks. 

Paragraph 3. From a point on the 

2 proposed elevated roadbed and tracks 

3 of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 

4 cago and St. Louis Railway Com- 

5 pany and where the tracks of the 

6 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

7 Railway Company connect with the 

8 tracks of the said Pittsburg, Cin- 

9 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 

10 way Company at a point about 250 

11 feet east of the east line of Western 

12 avenue, where the elevation of said 

13 elevated roadbed and tracks of said 

14 Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and 

15 St. Louis Railway Company shall 

16 not be less than 28.58 feet above city 

17 datum; thence said elevated roadbed 

18 and tracks of the Chicago, Milwau- 

19 kee and St. Paul Railway Company 

20 shall continue in a northwesterly 

21 direction and on a substantially level 

22 grade over the crossing of said ele- 
28 vated roadbed and tracks of the 

24 Chicago and Northwestern Railway 

25 Company to a point on the west line 

26 of Western avenue, where an ele- 

27 vation of notlefs than 28.7 feet above 

28 city datum shall be attained; thence 

29 said elevated roadbed and tracks of 
SO said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
81 Paul Railway Company shall de- 

32 scend on any suitable gradient from 

33 said last mentioned point convenient 

34 and practicable to a connection with 
85 the present roadbed and tracks of 

36 said last mentioned railway com- 

37 pany. 

Paragraph 4. Pei mission is hereby 

2 granted to all of the railroad com- 

3 panies mentioned in- this ordinance 

4 v^hichare required to elevate their 

5 roadwgy and tracks, to elevate their 

6 "Y" tracks and to make such changes 

7 in their location and alignment as 

8 said railroad companies may deem 

9 necessary to maintain their proper 
10 connections with each other's tracks. 



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[1897. 



Paragraph 5. JSothiDg in this ordi- 

2 nance shall prevent the various com- 

S panics owning their tracks mentioned 

4 herein from changing the location of 

5 said tracks by the mutual agreement of 

6 those interested, as they may deem 

7 necessary, provided that no change of 

8 location shall be made that will pre- 

9 vent the separation of the grades of 

10 said tracks, as contemplated in this 

11 ordinance. 

12 The railway companies named in 

13 this ordinance are hereby authorized to 

14 make such changes in the position and 
16 alignment of their respective main and 

16 side tracks and switch connections as 

17 may be desirable in order to carry out 

18 the provisions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 6. All elevations of the 

2 railroad tracks in this ordinance shall 

3 refer to the top of the rail. 

Paragraph 7. IE any bridge or 

2 bridges, viaduct or viaducts, approach 

8 or approaches, or other structure or 

4 structures belonging to or under the 

5 control of the City of Chicago, in any 

6 street or avenue, shall be found by said 

7 Commissioner of Public Works to con- 

8 stitute an obstruction to or interfere 
<) with the work of constructing, main- 

10 taining or using the elevated structure 

11 hereinbefore required, the said Com- 

12 missioner of Public Works is hereby 

13 authorized and directed to promptly 

14 remove the same, at the expense of 

15 said railroad companies, or said Com- 

16 missioner of Public Works may grant 

17 to said railroad companies permission 

18 to use the material in the work of the 

19 elevation of their roadbed and tracks. 

Section 2. The embankment or em- 

2 bankments on which said elevated 

3 roadbed shall be constructed, within 

4 the aforesaid limits, shall be composed 

5 of sand, clay, gravel, loam, broken 
5 stone, or whatever else shall compose 



7 the surplus material excavated from 

8 the subways and from the foundation 

9 pits and trenches along the line of said 

10 work. The side slopes and lateral 

11 dimensions of said embankments will 

12 be fixed and determined by the natural 

13 angle of repose of the materials of 

14 which said embankments may bo con- 

15 structed, but whenever it may become 

16 necessary, for the purpose of keeping 

17 said embankments entirely within the 

18 lines of the right of way of said com- 

19 pany , such proportions of said embank- 

20 ments, at all such points, shall be kept 

21 within said right of way lines by, or 

22 they shall be confined between, 
28 retaining walls of stone or brick 

24 masonry; provided, however, that 

25 whenever said retaining walls are 

26 of insufficient height to properly 

27 protect said right of way, and 

28 to prevent trespassing thereon, thence 

29 said retaining walls as aforesaid shall 

30 be surmounted with a suitable fence or 

31 railing, but whenever said retaining 

32 walls are not used at all, the right of 

33 way of said company shall be fenced 

34 in, or otherwise properly enclosed, in 

85 compliance with the present ordinan- 
36 ces of the City of Chicago relating to 

86 the fencing of railroad tracks. 

ISection 8. The said elevated tracks 

2 shall be carried across all intersecting 

8 streets, avenues and alleys, which, by 

4 the terms of this ordinance, are to be 

5 provided with subways; on suitable 

6 bridges of one, two or three spans, 

7 whose superstructure shall consist of 

8 iron or steel girders, with iron or steel 

9 main floor, or ordinary track stringers; 

10 but should the latter method be 

11 adopted, some suitable device shall be 

12 provided to prevent storm water, dirt, 
18 oil and other substances from dropping 

14 from such elevated structure upon the 

15 subways beneath. The said bridges 

16 shall be supported on abutments of 



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17 concrete, stone or brick masonry, or 

18 on rows of iron or steel columns, 

19 braced together laterally and erected 

20 on and anchored to masonry founda- 

21 tions, constructed within the lines of 

22 the railroad right of way and in the 

23 curb lines of the intersecting avenues 

24 and streets. 

Section 4. Paragraph 1. Subways 

2 shall be constructed beneath the tracks 

3 of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 

4 and St. Louis Railway Company and 

5 the Chicago and Northwestern Kail- 

6 way Company where said tracks are 

7 intersected and crossed by North 

8 Western avenue, North Oakley ave- 

9 nue, North. Leavitt street, North Hoyne 

10 avenue, North Robey street, North 

11 Lincoln street, North Wood street, 

12 North Paulina street and North Ash- 

13 land avenue. 

Paragraph 2. As to subways men- 

2 tioned in Section 4, Paragraph 1, of 

8 this ordinance, the subway at North 

4 Western avenue, shall be constructed 

5 jointly by the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 

6 Chicago and St. Louis Railway Com- 

7 pany, the Chicago and Northwestern 

8 Railway Company and the Chicago, 

9 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 

10 pany; and the subways at North Oak- 

11 ley avenue, North Leavitt street, North 

12 Hoyne avenue, North Robey street, 

13 North Lincoln street. North Wood 

14 street, North Paulina street and North 

15 Ashland avenue shall be constructed 

16 jointly by the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 

17 Chicago and St. Louis Railway Com- 

18 pany and the Chicago and Northwest- 

19 ern Railway Company. 

Paragraph 3. Where said elevated 

2 roadbed and tracks are intersected and 

3 crossed by West Fulton street on the 

4 new elevated grade as herein described; 

5 the subway in Fulton street shall be 

6 revised and shall now conform to the 



7 following dimensions specified and 

8 other particulars set forth and em- 

9 bodied in Section 4a of this ordinance, 

10 under the sub heading of revised sub- 

11 way in West Fulton street. 

Section 4a. The several subways, 

2 hereinbefore referred to in Section 4 of 

3 this ordinance, and which shall be con- 

4 structed with the elevation upon which 

5 such tracks are to be placed, shall, as 

6 to their size and dimensions, locations 

7 and other details, be in accordance with 

8 the following schedule: 

Subway ia North Western Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburg-, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway, Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.8 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the fl )or of subway not less than 

5 14.2 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to the north 

7 curb line of Klnzie street, and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 

9 subway. From this level the north 
10 approach shall extend on a grade of 
It not to exceed 3.8 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Western avenue and Kinzie 

14 street, and the south approach shall 

15 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

16 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 

17 present surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 
19^ feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 The width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 in West Kinzie street shall be the same 

24 as they now exist. 

25 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear headroom, 13 feet. 



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Subway in North Oakley Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.1 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 14.9 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to north curb 

7 line of Kinzie street, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the north ap- 

10 proach shall extend on a grade of not to 

11 exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Oakley avenue and Kinzie 

14 street and the south approach shall 

15 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 

16 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with 

17 the present surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 The width of roadway and side- 

23 walks in West Kinzie street shall be 

24 the same as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall 

26 be uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Leavitt Street, 66 Feet W ide. 
Under the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and North- 
western Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2 4 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 14.6 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to the north 

7 curb line of Kinzie street, -and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 

9 subway. From this level the north 

10 approach shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 



12 connection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Leavitt street and Kinzie street 

14 and the south approach shall extend on 

15 a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 

16 feet to a connection with the present 

17 surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 The width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 in West Kir zie street shall be the same 

24 as they now exist. 

25 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Hoyne Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsbui'g, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.7 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 14.3 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to the north 

7 curb line of Kinzie street, and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal 

9 of subway. From this level the north 

10 approach shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Hoyne avenue and Kinzie street 

14 and the south approach shall extend on 

15 a grade of not to exceed 3.0 leet in 100 

16 feet, to a connection with the present 

17 surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 .Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks in 

23 West Kinzie street shall be the same as 

24 they now exist. 



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25 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Robey Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburg-, Cincinnati, Chicag-o 
and St. Louis Railway, Chicag-o and North- 
western Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 8.1 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 13.0 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to north 

7 curb line of Kinzie street ; and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal 

9 of subway. From this level the north 

10 approach shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surfaces 

13 of North Robey street and Kinzie 

14 street ; and the south approach shall 

15 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 

16 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

17 the present surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 The width of roadway and side- 

23 walks in West Kinzie street, shall be 

24 the same as they now exist. 

25 The depression ot sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 13 feet. 



Subway in North Lincoln Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburg-, Cincinnati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and North- 
western Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.4 feet below the present grade 

3 of street, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 13.6 feet 
6 above city datum . This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north to north curb line 

7 of Kinzie street, and on the south 10 



8 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the north ap- 

10 proach shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Lincoln street and Kinzie street, 

14 and the south approach shall extend 

15 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

16 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 

17 ent surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 The width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 in West Kinzie street shall be the same 

24 as they now exist. 

25 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Wood Street, 66 Feet Wide, 
Under the Pittsburg, Cincinnati. Chicago and 
St. Louis Railway, Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.7 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 13 3 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to north 

7 curb line of Kinzie street, and on the 

8 south 10 feet beyond the south portal 

9 of subway, From this level the north 

10 approach shall extend on a grade of 

11 not to exceed 3 feet in 100 feet to a 

12 connection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Wood street and Kinzie street 

14 and the south approach shall extend 

15 on a grade not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 

16 feet, to a connection with the present 

17 surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 



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22 The width of roadway and side- 

23 walks in West Kiczie street shall be 

24 the same as they now exist. 

25 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 13 feet. 



Subway in North Paulina Street, f56 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.0 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 13.0 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend on the north to the north curb 

7 line of Kinzie street, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the north ap- 

10 proach shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surfaces of North 

13 Paulina street and Kinzie street, and 

14 the south approach shall extend on a 

15 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 

16 feet to a connection with the present 

17 surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Widthof roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks in 

23 West Kinzie street shall be the same as 

24 they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Ashland Avenue. 66 Feet 
Wide, Under the Pittsburg. Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway, Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.9 feet below the established 

3 grade of street, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 



5 11.6 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend on the north to north curb 

7 line of Kiczie street ; and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the north ap- 

10 proach shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surfaces of 

13 North Ashland avenue and Kinzie 

14 street, and the south approach shall 

15 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0^ 

16 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

17 the present surface of street. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 

19 feet. 

20 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

21 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks in 

23 West Kinzie street shall be the same 

24 as they now exist. 

26 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

26 uniform with the roadways. 

27 Clear head room, 13 feet. 

KEVISED. 

Subway in Fulton Street, 66 Feet Wide, Under 
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway, Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway. 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 6.0 feet below the present grade 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 14.40 feet 
6 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend 10 feet beyond portal of sub- 

7 way at each end thereof. From this 

8 level the approaches shall extend on a 

9 grade of 3.5 feet in 100 feet in Fulton 

10 street to the intersection with the pres- 

11 ent surface of street. 

12 The width of streets and sidewalks 

13 shall be the same as now exists, and a 

14 line of posts will be placed at each curb 

15 line and inside thereof in subway to 

16 support girders. 

17 The depression of sidewalks shall be 



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19 roadway. 

20 Clear head room, 13 feet. 



Section 4b. The grade of east and 

2 west streets that intersect the ap- 

3 preaches to subway, as described in 

4 Section 4a of this ordinance, shall 

5 be depressed so as to conforna to the 

6 grade of the approaches into such 

7 subways. 

Section 4c. In the several sub- 

2 ways mentioned in this ordinance, 

3 there shall be constructed a vertical 

4 curve where the head of approaches 

5 connects with the present grade of 

6 street; and said vertical curve shall 

7 extend not less than 20 feet each side 

8 of said intersection of grades, and 

9 the middle ordinate of the vertical 

10 curve shall be equal to one-half of 

11 the difference between the elevation 

12 of the points on said intersecting 

13 grades. » 

Section 5. All such excavations 

2 shall be made in the streets as may 

3 be required for the depression of 

4 such subways and the approaches 

5 thereto. But the depressed portion 

6 of the streets shall be restored to 

7 servicable condition for the use of 

8 the public as soon as practicable, 

9 and all water pipes, conduits, sew- 

10 ers and other similar substructures 

11 belonging to the city that may be 

12 disturbed by such excavations or re- 

13 quired to be moved or deflected 

14 from the position in which they are 

15 found shall be devised and provided 

16 to restore them as fully as may be 

17 to their former state of usefulness, 

18 but the gradients of the sewers shall 

19 not be reduced in any event. All such 

20 work shall be done by the respective 

21 railroad companies, as indicated in 

22 Section 4a, and at their sole ex- 

23 pense, and under the immediate su- 

24 pervision and to the satisfaction of 



25 the Commissioner of Public Works 

26 of the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The grades of all the 

2 streets and alleys in which any sub- 

3 ways are to be built, in accordance 

4 with the provisions of this ordi- 

5 nance, or where streets shall be de- 

6 pressed in accordance with the pro- 

7 visions of this ordinance along the 

8 line of the several subways, shall be 

9 and the same are hereby changed so 

10 as to conform to the grades of such 

11 subways, as they shall be depressed 

12 and constructed pursuant to the pro- 

13 visions of this ordinance. 

Section 7. Provision shall be 

2 made for the drainage of the sev- 

3 eral depressed subways provided for 

4 in this ordinance by the construction 

5 of receiving basins properly located 

6 in or immediately adjacent to said 

7 subways, which said receiving 

8 basins shall be connected with and 

9 discharge their contents into the 

10 adjacent city sewers. In case the 

11 lowest point of the surface of any of 

12 said subways should be below the 

13 grade of the adjacent sewer, some 

14 other adequate means of drainage 

15 satisfactory to the Commissioner of 

16 Public Works must be devised and 

17 provided by said railroad companies. 

18 at their expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The 

2 subways and the approaches thereto, 

3 so to be constructed by said com- 

4 panies in said streets and avenues 

5 aforesaid, shall all conform to the 

6 following structural requirements, 

7 viz. : The roadways shall be paved 

8 with a single course of vitrified 

9 brick of standard quality, laid at 

10 right angles with the curb lines and 

11 set upon a solid foundation of hy- 

12 draulic cement concrete of not less 

13 than six (6) inches thick or deep 

14 when solidly stamped in place and 

15 otherwise finished and properly 

16 crowned ready for the brick wear- 

17 ing surface, between which and the 

18 concrete there shall be interposed a. 



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layer of screened sand not less than 
one-half inch thick. The curb shall 
be of sound hard limestone of stand- 
ard dimensions and finish, and the 
sidewalks in subways shall be fin- 
ished and paved with Portland ce- 
ment concrete of standard quality 
and workmanship, and with the 
curbing and roadway paving shall 
be made, finished and put in perma- 
nent place in accordance with the 
requirements of the Department of 
Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago. The approaches of subways 
shall be in all other respects re- 
stored as near as may be to their 
condition before being so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this 
section mentioned, which are al- 
ready pa^ed or provided with side- 
walks, such paving and sidewalks 
shall be restored with the present 
material, when the same is in good 
condition, by said railroad company 
or companies, at their own expense, 
in such portions of said streets as 
are required to be constructed by 
said company or companies, except 
that said railway company or com- 
panies are not required to restore 
any part of the paving of ap- 
proaches or subways, which will be 
the duty of any street railway com- 
pany, or other corporation, itself to 
restore under existing laws or ordi- 
nances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or 
companies shall pave the entire 
length and width of the roadway in 
such portions of the subways as are 
required to be constructed by said 
company or companies as is men- 
tioned in this ordinance, except that 
such company or companies as shall 
be required to pave any part of the 
subways to be occupied by, or adja- 
cent to street railway tracks, which 
by reason of existing laws, or ordi- 
nances, it will be the duty of any 
street railway company, or other 
corporation, itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway 



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2 company occupying any of the 

3 streets in the City of Chicago 

4 crossed by said elevated rail- 

5 way shall, when and as the 

6 grade of such street shall be 

7 changed as in this ordinance pro- 

8 vided, at its own expense, without 

9 claim for damages, conform the 

10 grade of its track or tracks to the 

11 said change of grade of said streets, 

12 and nothing in this ordinance shall 

13 operate to be held to relieve such 

14 street railway companies from any 

15 liability now existing, however cre- 

16 ated, to pave or bear the expense of 

17 paving such streets between or on 

18 either side of its said tracks, in the 

19 manner and form as now required. 

Paragraph 5. Nothing in this or- 

2 dinance contained shall be so con- 

3 strued as to require the said railway 

4 companies, or either of them, to as- 

5 sume, or pay, any incidental or con- 

6 sequential damages to adjacent prop- 

7 erty or business caused by the pas- 

8 sage and enforcement of this ordi- 
.9 nance, or by the excavation, 

10 depression or change of grade 

11 made in any of the public avenues, 
13 streets or alleys, to defend any 

13 suit, or suits, which may be brought 

14 against any party or parties for the 

15 recovery of any such damages, but 

16 it is understood that all such dam- 

17 ages, if there are any, shall be ad- 

18 justed and paid by the City of Chi- 

19 cago, and said city will assume the 

20 defense of any and all suits brought 

21 for the recovery of the same inter- 
23 vening therein, if necessary, for 

23 such purpose, and will wholly re- 

24 lieve said railway companies from 

25 defending the same, and will as- 

26 sume and pay all judgments re- 

27 covered therein. The above stipu- 

28 lations in this paragraph contained 
89 are, however, upon the condition 

30 precedent that in case auy suit be 

31 brought against any of the said com- 

32 panics, said company will, at least 

33 five (5) days before the return day 

34 of the summons therein, give notice 



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35 in writing of such suit and of such 

36 service to the Mayor and the Corpo- 

37 ration Counsel of said city for the 

38 purpose of enabling such defense to 

39 be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work herein- 

2 before in this ordinance required to 

3 be done by said company or compa- 

4 nies upon, or in connection with, the 

5 public avenues and streets of the 

6 city shall be done and performed 

7 under the superintendence and sub- 

8 ject to the inspection and approval 

9 of the Commissioner of Public 

10 Works of said city. At least ten 

11 (10) days prior to the commencement 

12 of any part of such work the plans 

13 and specifications therefor shall be 

14 submitted to said Commissioner of 

15 Public Works for his examination, and 

16 if found to be in accordance with the 

17 provisions of this ordinance in so far 

18 as this ordinance contains specific 

19 provisions, and in the absence of such 

20 specific provisions, if they shall be 

21 satisfactory to the Commissioner 

22 of Public Works in regard 

23 to matters and details, which 

24 by this ordinance are left to his dis- 

25 cretion and judgment, such plans 

26 shall be approved by him, and after 

27 such approval all of the work out- 

28 lined and included therein shall be 

29 constructed in strict conformity 

30 therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and au- 

2 thority are hereby given to said 

3 companies, whenever the same shall 

4 be necessary in the prosecution of 

5 the work they are herein authorized 

6 or required to perform, to obstruct, 

7 temporarily, any public street, av- 

8 enue or alley to such extent and for 

9 such length of time as may be ap- 

10 proved by the Commissioner of Pub- 

11 lie Works, and they are also hereby 

12 authorized, whenever the same shall 

13 become necessary, to erect and 

14 maintain temporary structures and 

15 false work in any of said streets and 

16 avenues during the construction of 



17 their said elevated railroads, subject 

18 to the like approval of said Commis- 

19 sioner of Public Works. 

Section 11. When the said sev- 

2 eral railroads, in Section 1 of this 

3 ordinance mentioned, shall have 

4 elevated their respective tracks 

5 in accordance with this ordinance, 

6 so that the same shall be ready 

7 for use, then and thereupon 

8 all provisions of the ordinances of 

9 the City of Chicago relating to the 

10 speed of railway trains, the 

11 number of cars to constitute 

12 a train and the maintenance 

13 of gates, flagmen, watchmen, sig- 
14* nals and signal towers, shall cease 

15 to be applicable to said railroads; 

16 provided, however, this ordinance is 

17 not to be construed as a waiver or 

18 surrender by the City of Chicago of 

19 any of its police powers or of the 

20 right at any time hereafter to pass 

21 necessary and reasonable police or- 

22 dinances in relation to the matters 

23 last above enumerated. After such 

24 elevation it shall be unlawful for any 

25 person or persons, save employes of 

26 said companies, or either of them, 

27 in the discharge of their duties, to 

28 enter or be upon or to walk along or 

29 across the said elevated structure or 

30 roadway at any place. If any per- 

31 son shall wilfully trespass upon said 

32 elevated roadway, such person and 

33 all others aiding, abetting or as- 

34 sisting therein shall be liable to a 

35 fine of not less than five dollars nor 

36 more than one hundred dollars for 

37 each and every offense. 

Section 12. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance of this ordinance by said 

3 railroad and railway companies, the 

4 city undertakes and agrees that it 

5 will not hereafter require or attempt 

6 to compel said railroad and rail- 

7 way companies at their expense 

8 to build any additional or other sub- 

9 ways than those in this ordinance 

10 provided for. But it is hereby 

11 agreed that if the City of Chicago 



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12 shall at any time hereafter open and 

13 extend any street or streets, or av- 

14 enue or alleys, by means of subways 

15 only across the right of way and 

16 lands and yards of said companies, 

17 and in such case no claim for com- 

18 pensation on account of land taken 

19 for right of way of such street or 

20 streets, avenue or alleys, will be 

21 made by said railroad companies, 

22 and such waiver of compensation 

23 shall attach to and run with such 

24 land in the hands of any grantee or 

25 grantees of such railroad company 

26 or companies, but the sole cost and 

27 expense of the construction of such 

28 subways and of such bridges as may 

29 be necessary to carry all the tracks 

30 on said companies' lands and right of 

31 way and yards, and over said high- 

32 ways, should be borne and paid by 

33 the said City of Chicago without ex- 

34 pense to said railroad companies 

35 mentioned in this ordinance; and in 

36 no case shall any such bridge over 

37 such subway or subways so to be 

38 built be inferior in any regard to the 

39 bridges to be built by the railroad 

40 company across streets provided for 

41 in this ordinance. The work of 
43 such construction shall be done by 

43 the railroad company interested, 

44 and the amount to be paid by the 

45 city for such work and construction 

46 shall not exceed the actual and rea- 

47 sonable cost thereof. Said bridges 

48 respectively shall support all the 

49 tracks of said company then existing 

50 and in use across the lines of such 

51 proposed street or streets at the time 

52 of the construction of such subway 

53 across such right of way or yards of 

54 said railroad companies. But said 

55 railroad companies shall not be 

56 required to do any work towards 

57 the construction of any such 

58 subways until the cost thereof, 

59 as may be estimated by the City 

60 Engineer and Chief Engineer of said 

61 railroad company or companies, 

62 first shall have been paid over to 

63 said company or companies, or de- 



64 posited in some responsible bank for 

65 its or their benefit and to be paid 
^6 over to it or them at once upon the 

67 completion of said work. The grade 

68 of the roadbed and tracks of said 

69 company or companies shall be and 

70 remain at the grade hereintofore 

71 specified. 

Section 13. The elevation of the 

2 roadbed and tracks of the Pittsburg, 

3 Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louia 

4 Railway Company, the Chicago and 

5 Northwestern Railway Company, 

6 as required by the provisions of 

7 this ordinance, and the use and 

8 operation of said tracks, when so 

9 elevated, being impracticable, un- 

10 less and until the roadbed and 

11 tracks of the elevated railroad built 

12 by the Metropolitan West Side Ele- 

13 vated Railroad Company, which ele- 

14 vated railroad crosses above and over 

15 the last named railway companies' 

16 tracks between Paulina and Wood 

17 streets, shall be raised at the cross- 

18 ing to a sufficient height above the 

19 elevated tracks of said last above 

20 mentioned companies, to prevent 

21 any obstruction to, or interference 

22 with the construction, maintenance, 

23 use and operation of such elevated 

24 tracks. Said Metropolitan West 

25 Side Elevated Railroad Company is 

26 hereby ordered and required to ele- 

27 vate the plane of the roadbed and 

28 tracks of its said elevated railroad at 

29 said crossing aforesaid to such 

30 height above the roadbed and tracks 

31 of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 

32 and St. Louis Railway Company, the 

33 Chicago and Northwestern Railway 

34 Company, when raised to the eleva- 

35 tion herein required, that there shall 

36 be a minimum clearance of headway 

37 of not less than seventeen (17) feet 

38 between the elevated tracks of said 

39 last named railway companies at 

40 the lowest part of the overhead 

41 structure of said Metropolitan West 

42 Side Elevated Railroad; the tracks 

43 of said elevated railroad company 

44 on each side of said crossing to be 



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45 adjusted to connect with the tracks 

46 laid upon the overhead structure at 

47 said crossing in such a manner and 

48 using such gradients as said elevated 

49 railroad company shall deem proper. 

50 Said Metropolitan West Side Elevated 

51 Railroad Company shall begin the 

52 elevation of its road at said crossing 

53 as soon as reasonable after all other 

54 railroad companies mentioned in 

55 this section have filed with the 

56 Mayor of Chicago their agreements 

57 referred to in Section 17 of this 

58 ordinance. The work of such ele- 

59 vation shall be fully and finally 

60 completed within ninety (90) days 

61 after such acceptance shall be filed 
63 by all of said above mentioned 

63 railway companies, and in case of 

64 failure or default on part of said 

65 Metropolitan West Side Elevated 

66 Railroad Company, its successors or 

67 assigns, to complete the work and 

68 construction of such elev ation within 

69 the period of ninety (90) days from 

70 and after the acceptance of this or- 

71 dinance by all of said above men- 

72 tioned railway companies mentioned 

73 in this section, said company shall 

74 pay to the City of Chicago as as- 

75 sessed, agreed and liquidated dam- 

76 ages, the sum of two hundred ($200) 

77 dollars per day for each and every 

78 day that such default shall continue, 

79 and such elevation of the structure 

80 and tracks of said Metropolitan 

81 West Side Elevated Railroad shall 

82 remain unfinished and incomplete, it 

83 being agreed that the said sum of two 

84 hundred ($200) dollars per day is not 

85 a penalty, but is the actual amount 

86 of damages that will be sustained 

87 by the City of Chicago through 

88 any such default on the part of said 

89 Metropolitan West Side Elevated 

90 Railroad Company; but the forego- 

91 ing provisions in relation to the pay- 

92 ment of said damages §hall not be in 

93 any way held to interfere with the 

94 rights to be derived by the city 

95 under the provisions contained in 

96 Section 14 of this ordinance; but 



97 shall be deemed and construed as an 

98 additional remedy in behalf of the 

99 city in case of default on the part of 

100 said Metropolitan West Side Ele- 

101 vated Railroad Company. The time 

102 of delay, if any,occasioned by strikes, 

103 riots or unavoidable accidents, shall 

104 be added to the ninety (90) days 

105 above provided for the completion 

106 of said work. 

Section 14. The Pittsburg, Cin- 

2 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 

3 way Company, the Chicago and 

4 Northwestern Railway Company, 

5 and the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

6 St. Paul Railway Company, who 

7 are required to elevate their tracks, 

8 shall commence the work of such 

9 elevation at once, whenever the 

10 Metropolitan West Side Elevated 

11 Railroad Company's elevated road 

12 shall be raised at the crossing of 

13 that road, over the proposed ele- 

14 vated tracks of the Pittsburg, Cin- 

15 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 

16 Railway Company, and the Chicago 

17 and Northwestern Railway (^om- 

18 pany, to the elevation required by 

19 Section 13 of this ordinance; pro- 

20 vided, this ordinance shall have been 

21 accepted by the said above men- 

22 tioned railroad companies hereby 

23 required to elevate their tracks. 

24 After such work has commenced 

25 the same shall be prosecuted con- 

26 tinuously, and with all practical dili- 

27 gence, and shall be fully and finally 

28 completed on or before the thirty- 

29 first day of December, 1900, unless 

30 prevented by strikes, or restrained 

31 by injunction or other order or pro- 

32 cess of a court of competent jurisdic- 

33 tion. 

34 The time during which said rail- 

35 road companies shall be prevented 

36 by strike or strikes or legal proceed- 

37 ings, as aforesaid, shall be added to 

38 the time hereby limited for the com- 

39 pletion of said work; provided, said 

40 railroad companies give notice to the 

41 Corporation Counsel of the City of 



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43 Chicago of the institution of said 

43 legal proceedings. The City of Chi- 

44 cago shall thereupon have the right 

45 to intervene in any suit or proceed- 

46 ings brought by any person or per- 

47 sons seeking to enjoin or restrain, 

48 or in any manner interfere with the 

49 prosecution of said work, and move 

50 for a dissolution of such injunction 

51 and restraining order, and for any 

52 other proper order in such suit. 

Section 15. Each and every one 

2 of the companies required by this 

3 ordinance to elevate its tracks, in- 

4 eluding the Metropolitan West Side 

5 Elevated Railroad Company, shall 

6 do its portion of the work in accord - 

7 ance with the terms hereof, in apt 

8 and proper time, so as not to inter- 

9 fere with the proper and orderly 

10 prosecution of such work as a whole. 

11 Should any company fail or neglect 

12 to so prosecute its work, the Com- 

13 missioner of Public Works of the 

14 City of Chicago shall have, and is 

15 hereby given, the right, power and 

16 authority to give ten days notice in 

17 writing to such delinquent company 

18 to prosecute such work. If such com- 

19 pany shall fail or neglect to comply 

20 with said notice, the Commissioner 

21 of Public Works may take charge 

22 of and cause such work to be done 

23 and the expense thereof shall there- 

24 upon be paid by such delinquent 

25 company. 

Section 16. The entire work re- 

2 quired of each company shall be com- 

3 pleted by the thirty-tirst day of 

4 December, A. D. 1900, except that 

5 the time during which any of said 

6 railway companies shall be pre- 

7 vented from work by strikes, and 

8 the time during which it shall be re- 

9 strained by injunction or other order 

10 or process of a court of competent 

11 jurisdiction of which it shall have 

12 given notice to the Corporation 

13 Counsel of the City of Chicago, and 

14 the time after the expiration of 

15 ninety (90) days from the filing of 



16 the agreements mentioned in Sec- 

17 tion 17, the structures and tracks of 

18 the Metropolitan West Side Ele- 

19 vated Railroad Company shall not 

20 have been raised, as hereinbefore de- 

21 scribed in Section 13 of this or- 

22 dinance, to a height of not less 

23 than 17 feet above the elevated 

24 tracks hereby required, and the 

25 time during which any of said com- 

26 panies, required by this ordinance to 

27 elevate their respective roadbed 

28 and tracks, may be delayed in such 

29 work without its own fault, in conse- 

30 quence of the failure of any other 

31 of said companies to do the work by 
33 this ordinance required of it, or in 

33 consequence of the failure of any 

34 street railway company or corpora- 

35 tion to grade or pave any part of any 

36 subway or approach, required to be 

37 graded or paved, and such last 

38 named street railway or corporation 

39 shall not be included. 

Section 17. This ordinance shall 

2 take effect from and after its pas- 

3 sage, approval and publication; pro- 

4 vided, however, that this ordinance 

5 shall be null and void if the said rail- 

6 way companies and each of them 

7 shall not, through their respective 

8 authorized officers, file with the 

9 Mayor of the City of Chicago, 

10 within thirty days from the pas- 

11 sage of this ordinance, an agree- 

12 ment or agreements, duly executed, 

13 whereby said railway companies, and 

14 each of them, shall undertake to do 

15 and perform all the matters and 

16 things required of them and each of 

17 them by this ordinance. After the 

18 filing of said agreement or agree- 

19 ments, as aforesaid, this ordinance 

20 shall not be materially modified or 

21 amended without the consent of said 

22 railway companies; but nothing in 

23 this ordinance contained shall be 

24 deemed a waiver or surrender of the 

25 police power of the city, or to deprive 

26 the city of the right to properly exer- 

27 cise such power. •" 



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Aid. Maltby presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to a. Steinoer^ to erect a 
sign or banner across the sidewalk in front 
of his store on East Division street for 30 
days, subject to removal at the discretion 
of the Moyor and Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented the claims of 
Gaff oey & Long for paving certain streets, 
John Freeman for back salary, and Thos. 
F. Pickham for work on the 69th street 
pumping works, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
immediaieiy repair the wall at the south- 
west corner of Polk and Canal streets, said 
wall having caved in and is now dangerous 
to life and property. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following 
order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Harry Michell to string 
a sign in front of his store, No. 305 West 
Madison street, for a period of thirty days, 
said sign to be subject to removal by the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works 
at their discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Tuite presented the claim of Fred 
Heather for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an order to re- 
bate to Geo. Rasmussen amount of saloon 
license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented an order to re- 
bate water tax to J as. Kennedy, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That report of Finance Com- 
mittee, filed October 4, 1897, page 669, be 
taken from file and be recommitted to the 
Finance Committee— claim of Paul F. 
Knefer. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kahler presented a resolution grant- 
ing further rights under an ordinance 
passed April 17, 1893, and the amendatory 
ordinance passed November 18, 1895, in 



in favor of the Chicago Twin Wire Long 
Distance Telephone Company, and waiv- 
ing forfeiture of ordinances, etc., and moved 
its adoption. 

Aid. Cx)ughlin moved its reference to the 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Kahler moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays bs 
follows: 

Feas— Gunther, Cook, Ailing, Ballen- 
berg, Cloidt, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward). Klenha, Hurt, 
Biewer, Gazzolo. Duddleston, Kahler, 
Francis, Little, Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, 
Kiolbassa, Knudson, Walsh, Rogers, Pow- 
ers, Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, O'Malley, 
Portman, Hirsch, Cannon, Kimbell, Rector> 
McCarthy, Mowrer, Lteichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Howell, Wiora— 42. 

Nai/s— Coughlin, Kenna, Fitch, Jackson, 
Kent, Martin, Miller, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Brennan, Mangier, Harlan, Maltby, Ly- 
man, Walker, Barry, Schlake, Butler, 
Mulcahy, Mclnerney, Mavor, Nelson, 
Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 24. 

Thereupon, the resolution was referred 
to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 

Aid. Miller presented an order to rebate 
special assessment to Henry Soborg, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brenner presented an order to re- 
bate saloon license to I. Baker, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Murphy presented the claim of 
Joseph Pellet for injuries to horse, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kent presented an order to pay 
Jeremiah Dunn amount of back salary, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cook presented the following order: 

Ordered, That a permit be issued to 
Weyer Pharmacy to string telephone call 
wire from 2200 State street to 2201 State 
street, same to be removed at the discretion 
of His Honor, the Mayor, or Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Steam Fitters' Protective 
Association of Chicago, for banner on 
La Salle street between Washington and 
Randolph, and Clark between Illinois and 
Chicago avenue. 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner ot 
Public Works be and he is hereby directed 
to issue permit to T. Foley for lamp at 209 
State street, to be revoked by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or Mayor, at their 
discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 29th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the CUy 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claims of various persons 
for rebates due on special assessments, 
having had the same under advisement 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the Commissioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue to each of the following named per- 
sons vouchers in the amounts set opposite 
their names, the same to be in full settle- 
ment of their claims for rebates due on 
special assessments; and the Comptroller 
is hereby directed to pay the same: 

Caroline A. Stone $68 40 

Helen Cone 40 69 

Thomas Conway 11 98 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

AX.SO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance to pay "costs" on 
special assessments out of appropriation 
before assessment is collected, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 



Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 29th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom I 



was referred a draft of a preamble and or- 
dinance in reference to transferring moneys 
not otherwise appropriated to the Special 
Assessment Fund, for the payment of costs 
of all improvements in advance of the 
collection of the same, having had the 
same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance as submitted. 

John Powebs, 
Chairman. 

Where a.s , The City Council has ordered 
certain public improvements which must 
be paid for by special assessment; and. 

Whereas, The City Council has ordered 
the Commissioner of Public Works to 
make said public improvements before 
said special assessments have been col- 
lected; and, 

Whereas, The said Commissioner, in 
accordance with said order, has com- 
menced work on said public improvements; 
and. 

Whereas, Such public improvements 
involve certain costs, such as for inspection 
and engineering, which must be paid as the 
work proceeds, and there are now due and 
unpaid certain payrolls for work of this 
kind already done on said improvements; 
and, 

Where A.S, The City Comptroller, be- 
cause said improvements have been made 
before the special assessments have been 
collected, has no money in his hands with 
which he can pay said costs, but will have 
money for that purpose when said assess- 
ments are collected; now, therefore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Comp- 

2 troller is hereby authorized and 

3 directed, from this time on, to pay out 

4 of moneys not otherwise appropriated, 

5 what are known, technically, as "the 

6 costs" of all improvements to be paid 

7 for by special assessment which have 

8 been, or shall be, ordered made by the 

9 City Council before enough money has 



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10 been collected upon said special as- 

12 sessments to pay said costs. 

Section 2. That the (Uty Comp- 
2 troller is authorized and directed to re- 
8 turn the several amounts of said costs, 
4 so advanced, to the fund from which 

6 they were taken as sfoon as sufficient 

7 money shall ba collected upon each 

8 special assessment to enable him so 

9 to do. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
2 be in force from and after its passage . 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Whipple & Becker for 
refund of second hand bicycle dealer's li- 
cense, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 29th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of Whipple & 
Becker for a refund of $26.20 on second 
hand bicycle license, having had the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Whipple & Becker, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $26.20, 
in payment of their claim for refund on 
second hand bicycle license, as recom- 
mended by the City Collector. 

John Powers, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to refund to E. Hennessy 
amount of plumber's license, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 29th November, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Alderm,en of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



was referred the claim of E. Hennessey 
for rebate on plumber's license, having 
had the same under advisement beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to E. Heunesey, out of moneys not other- 
wise appropriated, the sum of $17.50, re- 
bate on plumoer's license, as recommended 
by the City CoUtctor. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Emil Graefe for rebate 
on beer peddlers' license, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 29th November, 1897. 

xo the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the petition of Eoiil Graefe 
for rebate on beer peddler's license, having 
had the same under advisement beg leave 
to report and recommand the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 

pay to Emil Graefe, out of moueys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $26.89, 
the same to be in full settlement of his 
claim for rebate on liquor license, this 
action being in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation of the City Collector. 

John Powers, 
Chairma/n. 



also. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to set aside $100 in favor of 
the Tabitha Hospital, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to pay Knott, Lewis & Co., 
rebate on water tax, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 



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Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

Tlie motion prevailea. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Antonio Nigliore for 
wages, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

, The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Thos. E. Doyle for 
damages to property on account of blast- 
ing, submitted a report recommending that 
the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Wm. alcGraw for dam- 
ages to property on account of track eleva- 
tion, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Griffiu & Dwight for 
rebate of license, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

, The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to refund Mrs. Mary White 
amount of amusement license, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a request for concurrence in the 
purchase of school sites for the O'Toole 
School, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order: 



Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, Nobember 29th, 1897. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred request of the Board of Edu- 
cation for the purchase of school sites for 
the O' roole School, having had the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized 
to purchase for the use of schools the lot 
north of and adjoining the O'Toole School 
premises, situated on Bishop street, hav- 
ing a frontage of 25 feet by a depth of 125 
feet, together with all buildings and im- 
provements thereon, for the sum of $L000, 
subject to general taxes after the year 1896; 
also to purchase the lot located 25 feet 
north of the O'Toole School premises, sit- 
uated on Bishop street, having a frontage 
of 25 feet by a depth of 125 feet, together 
with all buildings and improvements 
thereon, for the sum of $1,300, subject to 
general taxes after the year 1896. 

Wm. J. O'Brien, 

Chairman, 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred a request tor concurrence in the 
purchase of a school site at Oakley and 
Potomic avenues, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be 
deterred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 29th, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Cily 
of Chicaoo in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred request of Board of Education 
tor school site at North Oakley and Potomac 
avenues, having had the same under ad- 
visement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and the City 
Comptroller be and they are hereby author- 
ized to purchase for the use of schools, Lots 
5 to 14, inclusive, in Watson's Subdivision 
of Block 14 of Subdivision of west half of 
Section 26, 39, 14, together with all build- 
ings and improvements thereon, situated 
on the west side of North Oakley avenue, 
commencing ninety- six feet south ot Po- 
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feet on North Oakley avenue and a depth 
of 125.05 feet, extending back to a sixteen- 
foot alley, subject to general taxes after 
the year 1896, tor the sum of $15,000. 

Wm. J. O'Brien, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred a request tor concurrence in the 
purchase of a school site for and an addi- 
tion to the Motley school, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

CHICA.GO, November 29th, 1897. 

To the Mayor cmd Aldermen of the Cil/y 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred rt quest of the Board of Edu- 
cation for the purchase of a school site for 
and an addition to the Motley School on 
North Ada street, having had the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptrol- 
ler be and they are hereby authorized to 
purchase, for the use ot schools. Lot 18, 
Block 4, Taylor's Subdivision of Block 1, 
Assessor's Division of the east half, north- 
west quarter, Section 8, Township 89, 
Range 14, East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, having a frontage of twenty- four 
feet on North Ada street by a depth of 
100 feet extending back to alley ten feet 
in width, subject to general taxes after the 
year 1896, for the sum of $3,000, without 
improvements ; and further 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be authorized to erect 
a nine-room addition to the Motley School 
at a cost not to exceed $40,000. 

Wm. J. O'Bkien, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a request for concurrence in the 
erection of an 8-room addition to the Bry- 
ant School and a 12-room addition to the 
O'Toole School, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 29th, 1897. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Youi Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred request of Board of Education 
for an 8-room addition to the Bryant 
So-hool and a 12-room addition to" the 
O' Toole Schcol,having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the tollowing order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of th© • 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to erect an 8-room addition to 
the Bryant School building at an estimated 
cost not to exceed $40,000; also the erection 
of a 12-room addition to the O'Toole School 
building at an estimated cost of $50,000. 

Wm. J. O'Bbien, 

Chairman, 

CIVIL SERVICE. 

The Committee on Civil Service, to whom 
was referred an order to allow ex-police- 
men another examination by the Civil 
Service Commission, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Ballenberg moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 29th, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on Civil Service, to 
whom was referred order to allow another 
examination to ex- policemen, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave tO' 
report and recommend that same be passed.> 

A. A. Ballenberg, 

Chairman. 

Whereas, At a recent examination 
for policemen, held before the Civil Ser- 
vice Commission of the City of Chicago, 
a number of experienced and competent 
ex-policemen were unable to take the 
examination on account of lack of no- 
tice and for other reasons; and 

Whereas, Said ex policemen have^ 
through long and faithful service to the 
City of Chicago, qualified themselves as 
good officers, and the city, in being de- 
prived of their service, loses good and' 
efiicient men. 

Be it ordered. That the Civil Service 
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another examination so that said ex- 
poliee officers may have an opportunity 
to qualify and obtain positions upon the 
■©ligible lists. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an order to set aside certain space 
for the Civil Service Commission, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same 
t)e placed on file. 

Aid. Ballenberg moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed- 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. TV. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
in favor of the South Western Electric 
Street Railway Company for tracks on 
Throop street, from Blue Island avenue to 
the South Branch of the Chicago River 
and across the bridge, thence on Main 
street to 31st street; Slst street, from Main 
street to Laurel street; Laurel street, from 
Slst street to 39th street; 37th street, from 
Halsted street to Western avenue; Robey 
street, from 37 th street to 63cl street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance in favor of the Chi- 
"cago General Railway Company, for 
tracks on 22(1, 25th and 28th streets, Cali- 
fornia avenu*», Kedzie avenue, Lawndale 
avenue and West 42d avenue, submitted a 
xeport recommending that the same be 
placed on file, and that California avenue 
he stricken out of the ordinance. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the 
jceport. 
The motion prevailed. 



SPECIAL COIWIVIITTEES, 

TRACK ELEVATION. 

The Special Committee on Track Eleva- 
%iim, to whom was referred an ordinance 
for the elevation of the tracks of C, M. & 
St, P. Ry., between Central Park boule- 
vard and Irving Park boulevard, and the 
C & N. W. Ry., in conjunction with the 
same, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file, and the 
passage of an rcQompanying substitute or- 
dinance. 



Aid. Maltby moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 29th, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Aasemhled: 

Your Special Committee on Track Ele- 
votion, to whom was referred an ordinance 
for the elevation of the C, M. & St. P. 
Ry., between Central Park boulevard and 
Irving Park boulevard, and also a part of 
the C. & N. W. Ry., in con j auction with 
the same, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance be placed on file, 
and the passage of an accompanying sub- 
stitute ordinance. 

A. W. Maltby, 

Chairman. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, and the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, respectively, to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

That the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway Company and the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany are each, respectively, hereby or- 
dered and required to elevate the plane 

6 of certain of their roadbed and tracks 

7 within certain limits of the City of Chi- 

8 cago in manner and upon the con- 

9 ditions hereinafter specified, that is to 
10 say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at the most 

2 desirable point on the existing tracks 

3 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

4 Paul Railway Company southeast of 

5 the viaduct at Central Park boulevard ; 

6 thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

7 shall rise on the most suitable gradient 

8 convenient and practicable to said rail- 

9 way company to a point about on the 



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10 west line of said viaduct, where an ele- 

11 vation of not less than 23.5 feet above 

12 city datum shall be attained ; thence 
18 said elevated roadbed and tracks.shall 
U continue to rise in a northerly and 

15 westerly direction on an ascending 

16 gradient of about 0.6 per centum for 

17 a distance of about 600 feet to a 

18 point about on the south line of West 

19 Chicago avenue, where Ian elevation of 

20 not less than 27.0 feet above city 

21 datum shall be attained ; thence said 

22 elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

23 tinue in a northerly and westerly di- 

24 rection and on an ascending gradient 

25 of about 0.6 per centum for a distance 

26 of about 700 feet to a point about on 

27 the east line of Kedzie avenue, where 

28 an elevation of not less than 31.4 feet 

29 above city datum, shall be attained ; 
80 thence said elevated roadbed and 
31 tracks shall continue in a northerly 
82 and westerly direction on an ascend- 

33 ing gradient of about .11 per centum 

34 for a distance of about 1,850 feet to a 

35 point about on the south line of Grand 

36 avenue, where an elevation of not less 

37 than 83.4 feet above city datum shall 

88 be attained ; thence said elevated road 

89 bed and tracks shall continue in a 

40 northerly and westerly direction on an 

41 ascending gradient of about .03 per 

42 centum for a distance of about 4,850 

43 feet to a point on the south line of 

44 Wabansia avenue, where an elevation 

45 of not less than 35 feet above city 

46 datum shall be attained ; thence said 

47 elevated joadbed and tracks shall con- 

48 tinue in a northerly and westerly di- 

49 rection on a level gradient for a dis- 
60 tance of about 10,560 feet to a point 
51 about on the south line of West Belmont 
62 avenue, where an elevation of not less 
68 than 85.0 feet above city datum shall 

54 be attained, and crossing in said last 

55 mentioned course, at grade, the pro- 

56 posed elevated roadbed and tracks of 



57 the Chicago and Council Bluffs Di- 
68 vision, as hereinafter described in Sec- 

59 tion 1, Paragraph 2, at what is known 

60 and called Pacific Junction ; thence 

61 said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 

62 continue in a northerly and westerly 

63 direction on an ascending gradient of 

64 about . 16 per centum for a distance of 

65 about 8,980 feet to a point about on the 

66 south line of Milwaukee avenue, where 

67 an elevation of not less than 40.9 feet 

68 above city datum shall be attained ; 

69 thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

70 shall continue in a northerly and west- 

71 erly direction on a level grade for a 

72 distance of about 1,720 feet to a point 

73 about on the north line of Irving Park 

74 boulevard, where an elevation of not 

75 less than 40.9 feet above city datum 

76 shall be attained , and crossing at 

77 grade in said last mentioned course the 

78 proposed elevated roadbed and tracks 

79 of the May fair '• Cut Off " Branch line 

80 of the Chicago and Northwestern Kail- 

81 way Company as hereinafter men- 

82 tioned ; thence said elevated roadbed 

83 and tracks shall continue in a north - 

84 erly and westerly direction and shall 

85 descend on the most suitable and practi- 
se cable gradient to a connection with the 

87 present roadbed and tracks northwest 

88 of Irving Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 2. From the most desir- 
2 able point east of North Lawndale av- 
8 enue on the existing tracks of the Chi- 

4 cago and Council Bluffs Division of the 

5 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

6 Railway, the tracks of said railway 

7 company shall rise on the most suitable 

8 gradient convenient and practicable to 

9 said railway company to a point about 

10 on the east line of North Lawndale 

11 avenue, where an elevation of not less 

12 than 32.6 feet above city datum shall 
18 be attained; thence said elevated road- 
14 bed and tracks shall continue in a 
16 westerly direction on an ascending 



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16 gradient of about .30 per centum for a 

17 distance of about 830 feet to a point 

18 about 10 feet east of the east rail of the 

19 most easterly track o£ the Chicago Di- 

20 vision of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

21 St. Paul Railway Company, where an 

22 elevation of not less than 35.0 feet 

23 above city datum shall be attained; 

24 thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

25 of said Chicago and Council Bluffs Di- 

26 vision shall continue in a westerly di- 

27 rection and on a level gradient to a 

28 point about 10 feet west of the west rail 

29 of the most westerly track of the Chi- 

30 cago Division of said Chicago, Milwau- 

31 kee and St. Paul Railway, and crossing 

32 at grade in said last mentioned course 

33 the proposed elevated roadbed and 

34 tracks of the Chicago Division of said 

35 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
Be way as hereinbefore described in Sec- 

37 tion 1, Paragraph 1; thence said ele- 

38 vated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

39 tinue in a westerly direction on a 

40 descending gradient of about .06 per 

41 centum for a distance of about 480 feet 

42 to a point about on the east line of 

43 North Springfield avenue, where an 

44 elevation of not less than 34.7 feet 

45 above city datum shall be attained; 

46 thence said elevated roadbed and 

47 tracks shall continue in a westerly di- 

48 rection on a descending gradient of 

49 about .04 per centum for a distance of 

50 about 730 feet to a point about on the 

51 west line of North Fortieth avenue, 

52 where an elevation of not less than 

53 34.4 feet above city datum shall be at- 

54 tained; thence said elevated roadbed 

55 and tracks shall continue in a westerly 

56 direction and shall descend on the most 

57 suitable gradient convenient and prac- 

58 ticable to said railway company to a 

59 connection with their present road bed 

60 and tracks west of JSorth Fortieth 

61 avenue. 

Paragraph 3. From the most desir- 



2 able point south of Milwaukee avenue 

3 on the existing tracks of the Mayfair 

4 « Cut Off" Branch line of the Chicago 

5 and Northwestern Railway, the track* 

6 of said railway company shall rise on ' 

7 the most suitable gradient convenient ! 

8 and practicable to said railway com- \ 

9 pany to a point about on the south line 

10 of Milwaukee avenue, where an eleva- 

11 tion of not less than 40.9 feet above city 

12 datum shall be attained; thence said 
IB elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 

14 tinae in a northerly direction on a 

15 level gradient for a distance of about 

16 1,200 feet to a point about on the north 

17 line of Irving Park boulevard, where 

18 and elevation of not less than 40.9 feet 

19 above city datum shall be attained; 

20 and crossing at grade in said last men- 

21 tioned course the proposed elevated 

22 roadbed and tracks of the Chicago, 

23 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 

24 pany as hereinbefore described; thence 

25 said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
28 continue in a northerly direction and 

27 shall descend on the most suitable 

28 gradient convenient and practicable to 

29 said railway company to a connection 

30 with their present roadbed and track* 
81 north of Irving Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 4. The railway compa- 

2 nies named in this ordinance are here- 

8 by authorized to make such changes 

4 in the position and alignment of their 

5 respective main and side tracks and 

6 switch connections as may be desira- 

7 ble in order to carry out the provisions 

8 of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 5. Permission and au- 

2 thority is also hereby given to the Chi- 

8 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 

4 Company to elevate the " F" track of 

5 its branch lines at Pacific Junction; 

6 and to make such changes in their lo- 

7 cation as the said company may deem 

8 necessary. 

Paragraph 6. All elevation of rail- 



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2 road tracks mentioned in this ordi- 

S nance shall refer to the top of the rail . 

Section 2. The embankment or em- 

2 bankments on which said elevated road- 

5 bed shall be constructed within the 

4 aforesaid limits shall be composed of 

6 sand, clay, gravel, loam, broken stone, 

6 or whatever else may compose the sur- 

7 plus material excavated from the sub- 

8 ways and from the foundation pits and 

9 trenches along the line of said work; 

10 the side slopes and lateral dimensions 

11 of said embankments will be fixed and 

12 determined by the natural angle of re- 
18 pose of the materials of which said em- 

14 bankments may be constructed, but 

15 whenever it may become necessary, for 

16 the purpose of keeping said embank- 

17 ments entirely within the lines of the 

18 right of way of said company, such 

19 portions of said embankments at all 

20 such points shall be kept within said 

21 right of way lines by, or they shall be 

22 confined between, retaining walls of 

23 stone or brick masonry ; provided , how- 

24 ever, that whenever said retaining 

25 walls are of insuflficient height to prop- 

26 erly protect said right of way, and to 

27 prevent trespassing thereon, then 

28 said retaining walls as aforesaid shall 

29 be surmounted with a suitable fence 

30 or railing, but wherever said retaining 
81 walls are not used at all the right of 

32 way of said company shall be fenced 

33 in, or otherwise properly enclosed, in 

34 compliance with the present ordinances 

35 of the City of Chicago relating to the 
S6 fencing of railroad tracks. 

Section 2a. To enable the Chicago, 

2 Milwauke & St. Paul Railway Com- 

5 pany to prosecute the work of the ele- 
4 vation of their roadbed and tracks, in 

6 accordance with the provisions of this 

6 ordinance, permission and authority 

7 is hereby granted to said railway Com- 

8 pany to elevate the roadbed and tracks 



9 of the Chicago & Council Bluffs Divis- 

10 ion lying east and west of the Chicago 

11 Division, at Pacific Junction, tempor- 

12 arily, on embankments or upon an 
18 open trestlework structure, but the 

14 abutments of subways at the intersec- 

15 tion of North Lawnsdale, North 

16 .Springfield and North Fortieth avenues 

17 shall be constructed in accordance 

18 with the provisions described in Sec- 

19 tion 4a, and neither the passage of this 

20 ordinance, the incurring of any ex- 

21 pense, nor the doing of any work 

22 thereunder by said railway company 

23 shall ever be construed or in any man- 

24 ner whatever to estop or prevent the 

25 City of Chicago from hereafter passing 

26 an ordinance for the elevation of the 

27 roadbeds and tracks beyond the points 

28 mentioned in this ordinance. 

Section 3. The said elevated tracks 

2 shall be carried across all intersecting 

3 streets, avenues and alleys, which by 

4 the terms of this ordinance are to be 

5 provided with subways, on suitable 

6 bridges of one, two, three, or four 

7 spans, whose superstructure shall con- 

8 sist of iron or steel main girders, with 

9 iron or steel main floor, or ordinary 

10 track stringers; but should the latter 

11 method be adopted, some suitable de- 

12 vice shall be provided to prevent storm 

13 water, dirt, oil and other substances 

14 from dropping from such elevated 

15 structure upon the subways beneath. 

16 The said bridges shall be supported on 

17 abutments of concrete, stone or brick 

18 masonry, or on rows of iron or steel 

19 columns, braced together laterally and 

20 erected on and anchored to masonry 

21 foundations, constructed within the 

22 lines of the railroad right of way and 

23 in the curb lines of the intersecting 

24 avenues and streets. 



2 



Section 4. Paragraph 1. Subways 
shall be constructed beneath the tracks 



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3 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

4 Railway Company where said tracks 

5 are intersected and crossed by Central 

6 Park boulevard, West Chicago avenue, 

7 North Kedzie avenue, North Spaulding 

8 avenue, (Grand and Homan avenue) 

9 West Division street, Central Park ave- 

10 nue, (Tinkham and Hirsch street), 

11 ( North Lawndale avenue and LeMoyne 

12 street) West North avenue, West Wa- 

13 bansia avenue, Cortland street, Armi- 

14 tage avenue, Dickens avenue, Humboldt 

15 avenue, (North Fortieth and Bel don 

16 avenue) West Fullerton avenue. West 

17 Wrightwood avenue, West Diversey 

18 avenue. West Wellington street, West 

19 Belmont avenue, West Roscoe street, 

20 West Addison avenue, Milwaukee av- 

21 enue, Irving Park boulevard. North 

22 Lawndale avenue, North Springfield 

23 avenue and North Fortieth avenue. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the May- 

3 fair ''Cut Off" Branch line of the 

4 Chicago and P«forth western Railway 

5 where said tracks are intersected and 

6 crossed by Milwaukee avenue and Irv- 

7 ing Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 3. The subway at Irving 

2 Park boulevard shall be constructed 

3 jointly by the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

4 St. Paul Railway Company and the 

5 Chicago and Northwestern Railway 

6 • Company, and the Chicago, Milwaukee 

7 and St. Paul Railway Company shall 

8 construct that portion of said subway 

9 lying west of a line midway between 

10 the nearest rails of the present tracks 

11 of said railway companies; and also 

12 the west approach of said subway; and 

13 the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 

14 way Company shall construct the re- 

15 maining portion and east approach of 

16 said subway lying east of said last 

17 above mentioned line. 

Section 4a. The several subways. 



2 passageways and street grade crossings^ 

3 hereinbefore referred to m Section 4 of 

4 this ordinance, and which shall be con- 

5 structed with the elevation upon which 

6 such tracks are to be placed, shall, as 

7 to their size and dimensions, locations 

8 and other details, be in acccordance 

9 with the following schedule: 

Subway in Central Park Boulevard, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (Boulevard, 264 Feet Wide ) 

This subway shall be constructed of 

2 such dimensions and according to such 

3 plans as may be agreed upon between 

4 the West Chicago Park Commissioners 

5 and the said Chicago, Milwaukee and 

6 St. Paul Railway Company. 



Subway in West Chicago Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Chicago Avenue, 80 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 8.6 feet below the present surface 

8 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 13.0 feet 

5 above city datura. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway, on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend on 

9 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

10 feet to a connection with the present 

11 surface of street, including the north 

12 and south approaches of Albany av- 

13 enue, as they shall be changed so as to 

14 conform to the lines of the street as 

15 hereinafter specified in Section 15 of 

16 this ordinance. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 80 

18 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 21 feet each, in 

21 subway. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

23 side of right of way lines shall be ihe 

24 same as they now exist in West Chicago 

25 avenue, and in Albany avenue they 



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conform with the 



shall be made to 
new lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Kedzie Avenue, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Kedzie 
Avenue. «6 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 4.3 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 17.9 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street. 



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11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 



Width between walls of subway, 
60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines shall be 
the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in North Spaulding Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Spaulding Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 
2 exceed 4.4 feet below the present sur- 



11897. 

face of tracks, making the elevation of 
the floor of subway not less than 18.8 
feet above city datum. This level shall 
extend to the right of way lines of said 
railway on each side thereof. From 
this level the approaches shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 8.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the pres- 
ent surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway^ 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines shall be 
the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Grand Avenue, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Grandfc 
Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.6 feet below the present grad©^ 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 19. # 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of 

7 said railway on each side thereof . From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 

10 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street, including the 

12 north and south approaches of Homan 

13 avenue as they will be changed so as 

14 conform to the lines of street as here- 

15 inafter specified in Section 15 of this 

16 ordinance. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 65 

18 feet. 



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20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
:27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 
S3 
34 
S5 



Width of road way ,42 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines shall be 
the same same as they now exist in 
Grand avenue, and in Homan avenue 
they shall be made to conform with 
the new lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders, and one line of posts in 
the center of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12 5 feet. 



Subway in West Division Street, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Division Street, 80 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 19.9 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 
^ on a grade of not less than 3.5 feet in 100 

10 feet to a connection with the present 

11 eurface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 80 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 48 feet in sub- 

15 way. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 16 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

19 outside of right of way lines shall be 

20 the same as they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall 

22 be uniform with the roadway and 

23 about one foot above level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in 



curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 
Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Central Park Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Central Park Avenue, 66 Feet Wide 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 20.8 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each sid§ thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the pres- 
ent surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 
60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines shall be 
the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway and 
about one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in center 
of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Hirsch Street, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Hirsch 
Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 2.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.1 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 



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11 
12 
18 
U 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 
83 
34 
55 



on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street, including the 
north and south approaches of Tink- 
ham street as they shall be changed so 
as to conform to the lines of the street 
as hereinafter specified in Section 15 of 
this ordinance. 

Width between wails of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet, in sub- 
way. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines shall be 
the same as they now exist in Hirsch 
street, and in Tinkham street they 
shall be made to conform to the new 
lines of the street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and abont 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Le Moyne Street, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Kailway. (Le 
Moyne Street. 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 3.3 feet below the present sur- 

S face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 21.1 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend to the right of way lines 

7 of said railway on each side thereof. 

8 From this level the approaches extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

10 100 feet to a connection with the present 

11 surface of street, including the north 

12 and south approaches of North Lawn- 

13 dale avenue, as they shall be changed 

14 so as to conform to the lines of the 



16 street as herieinaf ter specified in Section 

16 15 of this ordinance. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 60 

18 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

21 subway. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

23 outside of right of way lines shall be 

24 the same as they now exist in Le 

25 Moyne street, and in North Lawndale 

26 avenue they shall be made to conform 

27 to the new lines of the street. 

28 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

29 uniform with the roadway and about 

30 one foot above level of same. 

^31 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

32 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

33 girders. 

35 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in West North Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West North Avenue, 100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.5 feet below the present 

3 surface of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 20.9 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend to the right of way lines 

7 of said railway on each side thereof. 

8 From this level the approaches shall 

9 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street, including the 

12 south approach of Ridgeway avenue. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 

14 100 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of right of way lines in West 

20 Chicago avenue and Kidgeway avenue 

21 shall be the same as they now exist. 



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[1897. 



22 The depression shall be uniform with 

23 the roadway and about one foot above 

24 level of same. 

25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

27 girders. 

28 Clear head room , 12 . 5 feet. 

Subway in West Wabansia Avenue. Under the 
Chicag-o, Milwaukee and St. Pdul Railway. 
(West Wabansia Avenue, 66 Feet Wide,) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.2 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway, on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

10 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street, including the 
south approach of Hamlin avenue. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 



Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side right of way lines in West Waban- 
sia avenue and Hamlin avenue shall 
be the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 



25 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

27 port girders. 

28 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Cortland Street, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Cortland 
street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.3 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 



4 floor of subway not less than 21.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway, on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on agradeof not to exceed 3.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the pres- 
ent surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Armitage Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Armitage Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.0 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of 

7 said railway, on each side thereof. 

8 From this level the approaches shall 

9 extend on a grade of not to exceed 

10 3.6 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street, including 

12 the north and south approaches of 

13 North Springfield avenue, as they shall 

14 be changed so as to conform to the 

15 lines of the street as hereinafter speci- 

16 fied in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

17 Widh between walls of subway, 66 

18 feet. 



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Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines shall be 
the same as they now exist in Armi- 
tage avenue, and in North Springfield 
avenue they shall be made to conform 
to the new lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Dickens Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Dickens Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.3 feet below the present surface 

8 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor orsubway not less than 21.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway, on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 8.0 

10 feet in 100 feet, to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 66 

13 feet. 

U Width of roadway, 46 feet in sub- 

16 way. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

19 outside of right of way lines shall be 

20 the same as they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway and about 

23 one foot above level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in 



25 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

26 port girders. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Humboldt Avenue, Under the Chi- 
caeo, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Humboldt Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.8 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

10 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 66 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

18 outside of right of way lines shall be 

19 the same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above level of same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

25 girders. 

26 Clear head roo Ai , 12 feet . 



Subway in West Belden Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Belden Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5. 8 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the eleva- 

4 tion of the floor of subway not less 

5 than 21.0 feet above city datum. This 

6 level shall extend to the right of way 

7 lines of said railway, on each side 

8 thereof. From this level the ap- 

9 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 



1 



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10 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

11 nection with the present surface of 

12 street, including the north and south 

13 approaches of North Fortieth avenue, 

14 as they shall be changed so as to con- 

15 form to the lines of the street as here- 

16 in after specified in Section 15 of this 

17 ordinance. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in sub- 
way. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

28 subway. 

24 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

25 outside of right of way lines, shall be 

26 the same as they now exist in West 

27 Belden avenue, and in North Fortieth 

28 avenue they shall be made to conform 

29 with the new lines of the street. 

30 The depression of sidewalks shall be 
81 uniform with the roadway, and about 
32 one foot above level of same. 

38 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

84 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

35 port girders. 

36 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Fullerton Avenue, Under 
the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (West Fullerton Avenue, 100 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 21.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall ex- 

9 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3 feet 

10 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 100 
18 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 



15 Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 Clear headroom , 12 . 5 feet . 



Subway in West Wrig-htwood Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and and St. Pau 
Railway. (West Wrightwood Avenue, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

10 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 

11 ent surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 60 
18 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

18 outside of right of way lines same as 

19 they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about 

22 one foot above level of same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 Clear headroom, 12 feet. 

27 Provided, however, that the said 

28 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

29 Railway Company shall not be re- 



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quired to construct any part of this 
subway or to provide any opening 
whatever of this street across or through 
its proposed elevated embankment or 
structure as required by the terms of 
this ordinance until such time as the 
land necessary for a continuous street 
66 feet in width for at least one- quarter 
mile in length upon each side of the 
right of way of said railway company 
shall have been properly dedicated or 
condemned for public street purposes 
and said street shall have been graded 
or otherwise properly prepared for gen- 
eral use of the public. 



Subway in West Diversey Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Diversey Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of 

7 said railway on each side thereof. 

8 From this level the approaches shall 

9 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 66 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

18 outside of right of way lines same 

19 as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above level of same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in West Welling-ton Street. Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (Webt Wellington Street, 66 Feet Wide,( 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.7 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subways not less than 21.5 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

10 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 60 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

18 outside of right of way lines same as 

19 they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about 

22 one foot above level of same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to support 
24 girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

27 Provided, however, that the said 

28 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

29 Kailway Company shall not be re- 

30 quired to construct any part of this 

31 subway, or to provide any opening 

32 whatever of this street across or 

33 through its proposed elevated embank- 

34 ment or structure, as required by the 

35 terms of this ordinance, until such time 

36 as the land necessary for a continuous 

37 street 66 feet in width for at least 

38 one-quarter mile in length upon each 

39 side of the right of way of said railway 

40 company, shall have been properly 

41 dedicated or condemned for public 

42 street purposes and said street shall 



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48 liave been graded or otherwise properly 
44 prepared for general use by the public. 



Subway in "West Belmont Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. ( W est Belmont Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 6.5 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 21.0 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

10 100 feet to a connection with the pre- 

11 sent surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 66 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of right of way lines shall be the 

19 same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about 

22 one foot above level of the same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 C lear head room , 12 . 5 feet. 



Suhway in West Roscoe Street, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Roscoe Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 5.2 feet below the present sur- 

8 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 23.6 

5 feet above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 

8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 



10 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 60 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

18 outside of right of way lines shall be 

19 the same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above level of same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

27 Provided, however, that the said Chi- 

28 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 

29 Company shall not be required to con- 

30 struct any part of this subway or to 

31 provide any opening whatever of this 
22 street across or through its proposed 

33 elevated emoankment or structure as 

34 required by the terms of this ordi- 

35 nance until such time as the land 

38 necessary for a continuous street, 66 
37 feet in width for at least one-half mile 
88 in length upon each side of the right 

39 of way of said railway company shall 

40 have been properly dedicated or con- 

41 demned for public street purposes, and 

42 said street shall have been graded or 

43 otherwise properly prepared for 

44 general use by the public. 



Subway in West Addison Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Addison Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 25 5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall 

6 extend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From 



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8 this level the approaches shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

10 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

11 present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 66 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

18 outside of right of way lines shall be 

19 the same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about 

22 one foot above the level of same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12 . feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Milwaukee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide,) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.6 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not l^ss than 

5 26.9 feet above city datum. . This level 

6 shall extend to the right of way lines 

7 of said lines of railway on each side 

8 thereof. From this level the east 

9 approach shall extend on a grade of 

10 not less than 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

11 connection with the present surface of 

12 street, including the north approaches 

13 of Vernon avenue and Depot place; 

14 and the west approach shall extend on 

15 a grade of not to exceed 1.5 feet in 100 

16 feet to a connection with the new 

17 grade of Milwaukee avenue as it shall 

18 be changed between the subways of 

19 the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 

20 way and the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

21 St. Paul Railway; and the elevation 

22 of this new grade shall not be less than 

23 29 . feet above city datum . 



24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 
33 
34 



37 
38 
39 
40 
41 



Width between walls of subway, 68 
feet. • 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalk^ out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist in Milwaukee 
avenue and in all the streets intersect- 
ing or meeting said Milwaukee avenue. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 
port girders and one line of posts in cen- 
ter of roadway. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Irving- Park Boulevard, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Irving 
Park Boulevard, 100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.8 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 26.9 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend to the most easterly and most 
westerly right of way lines of said 
railways. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3. 5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of 
Street, including the north approach to 
Charles street. 



Width between walls of subway, 
100 feet. 

Width of roadway, 56 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 22 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of right of way lines and in 
Charles street shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 



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24 uniform with the roadway, and about 

25 one foot above level of same. 

26 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

27 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

28 port girders. 

29 * Clear headroom, 12 5 feet. 



Subway in North Lawndale Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Lawndale Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not 

2 exceed 4.0 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation of 

4 the floor of subway not less than 

5 19.2 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend to the right of way lines 

7 of said railway on each side thereof. 

8 From this level the approaches shall 

9 extend on a grade of not to exceed 

10 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 60 

13 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 40 feet in sub- 

15 way. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of right of way lines shall be the 

20 same as they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above level of same. 

25 Two lines ot posts may be placed in 

26 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

27 port girders. 

23 Clear head room. 12 feet. 



Subway in North Springfield Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North 'Springfield Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 



4 floor of subway not less than 21.2 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex-- 

6 tend to the right of way lines of 

7 said railway on each side there- 

8 of. From this level the ap- 

9 proaches shall extend on a grade of 

10 not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

11 connection with the present surface of 

12 street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 60 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway .- 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

19 outside of right of way lines shall be 

20 thesame as they now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway^ and about 

23 one foot above level of same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

25 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

26 girders. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Fortieth Avenue, Under 
the Cdicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Fortieth Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present sur- 

3 face of tracks, making the elevation 

4 of the floor of subway not less than 

5 20.4 feet above city datum. This level 

6 shall extend to the right of way lines 

7 of said railway on each side thereof. 

8 From this level the approaches shall 

9 extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.6 

10 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

11 the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 

13 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 



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18 side of right of way lines shall be the 

19 same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about 

22 one foot above level of same. 

28 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

24 curb lines and inside thereof to sup- 

25 port girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cagro and Northwestern Railway. (Milwau- 
kee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide. 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 26.9 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend to the right of way lines of said 

7 railway on each side thereof. From this 
' 8 level the west approach shall extend 

9 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 

10 in 100 feet to a connection with, the 

11 present surface of street; and the east 

12 approach shall extend on a grade of 

13 not to exceed 1.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

14 connection with the new grade of Mil- 

15 waukee avenue as it shall be 

16 changed between the subways of the 

17 Chicago and Northwestern Railway; 

18 and the elevation of this new grade 

19 shall not be less than 29.0 feet above 

20 city datum. 

21 Width between walls of subway, 66 

22 feet. 

23 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway . 

24 Width of sidewalks, 10 fee* each in 

25 subway. 

26 Width of roadway and sidewalks 

27 outside of right of way shall be the 

28 same as they now exist in Milwaukee 

29 avenue and in all the streets intersect- 

30 ing or meeting said Milwaukee avenue. 
81 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

32 uniform with the roadway, and about 

33 one foot above the level of game. 



34 Two lines of posts may be placed in 

85 curb lines and inside thereof to support 

36 girders. 

37 Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 
Wherever, in the foregoing subway 

2 specifications, the words "right of 

3 way" of said railway are used, it 

4 shall be understood and agreed that 

5 such right of way is not more than 

6 one hundred (100) feet in width. 



Section 4b. The grade of all the 

2 streets that intersect the approaches to 

3 subways described in Section 4 of this 

4 ordinance shall be depressed so as to 

5 conform to the grade of the approaches 

6 into such subways. 

Section 4c. In the several subways 

2 mentioned in this ordinance there 

3 shall be constructed a vertical curve 

4 where the head of approaches connects 

5 with the present grade of street, and 

6 said vertical curve shall extend not 

7 less than 20 feet each side of said inter- 

8 section of grades, and the middle ordi- 

9 nate of the vertical curve shall be equal 

10 to one-half of the difference between 

11 the elevation of the points on said in- 

12 tersecting grades. 

Section 5. All such excavation 

2 shall be made in the streets as may be 

3 required for the depression of such 

4 subways and the approaches thereto. 

5 But the depressed portion of the streets 

6 shall be restored to serviceable condi- 

7 tion for the use of the public as soon as 

8 practicable, and all water pipes, con- 

9 duits, sewers and other similar sub- 

10 structures belonging to the city that 

11 may be disturbed by such excavations 

12 or required to be moved or deflected 

13 from the position in which they are 

14 found shall be replaced or suitable ex- 

15 pedients and arrangements shall be 

16 devised and provided to restore them 

17 as fully as may be to their former state 



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[1897. 



18 of usefulness, but the gradients of the 

19 sewers shall not be reduced in any 

20 event. All such work shall be done 

21 by the respective railroad companies 

22 as indicated in Section da, at their sole 

23 expense, and under the immediate 

24 supervision and to the satisfaction of 

25 the Commissioner of Public Works of 

26 the City of Chicago. And if in the con- 

27 struction of any of said subways or ap- 

28 preaches it shall become necessary to 

29 disturb, remove or destroy any pipes, 

30 conduits, wires or other property be- 

31 longing to any private corporation or 

32 individual, all of the cost and expense 

33 thereof and all damage thereto shall be 

34 borne and assumed by the City of Chi- 
36 cago, and the said city will, by con- 

36 demnation, purchase or otherwise 

37 secure to said railway company the 

38 free and uninterrupted right to prose- 

39 cute its said work, and will save the 

40 said railway company harmless from 

41 any and all claims, damages and suits 

42 arising therefrom, and all demages 

43 which may be recovered therefor. 

Section 6. Tne grades of all the 

2 streets and alleys in which any sub- 

3 ways are to be built, in accordance 

4 with the provisions of this ordinance 

5 or where streets shall be depressed in 

6 accordance with the provisions of this 

7 ordinance along the line of the several 

8 subways, shall be and the same are 

9 hereby changed so as to conform to the 

10 grades of such subways as they shall 

11 be depressed and constructed pursuant 

12 to the provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 7. Provision shall be made 

2 for the drainage of the several depressed 

3 subways provided for in this ordinance 

4 by the construction of receiving basins 

5 properly located in or immediately ad- 

6 jacent to said subways, which said re- 

7 ceiving basins shall be connected with, 

8 and discharge their contents into the 



34 



adjacent city sewers, provided there 
shall be a city sewer adjacent to said 
subway and within 200 feet therefrom. 
In case the lowest point of the surface 
of any of said subways should be below 
the grade of the adjacent sewer, some 
other adequate means ofdrainage satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of PubUe 
Works must be devised and provided 
by said railroad companies at their ex- 
pense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The sub- 
ways and approaches thereto, so to be 
constructed by said companies in said 
streets and avenues aforesaid, shall 
all conform to the following structural 
requirements, viz: The roadways 
shall be paved with a single course of 
vitrified brick of standard quality, laid 
at right angles with the curb lines and 
set upon a solid foundation of hydraulic 
cement concrete of not less than six (6) 
inches thick or deep when solidly 
tamped in place and otherwise finished 
and properly crowned ready for the 
brick wearing surface, between which 
and the concrete there shall be inter- 
posed a layer of screened sand not less 
than one-half inch thick. The curb 
shall be of sound hard limestone of 
standard dimensions and finish, and 
the sidewalks in subways shall be 
finished and paved with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality 
and workmanship, and with the curb- 
ing and roadway paving shall be made, 
finished and put in permanent place 
in accordance with the requirements of 
the Department of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. The approaches of 
subways shall be excavated to the grade 
established by this ordinance and shall 
be in all other respects restored as near 
as may be to their condition before be- 
ing so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this 
section mentioned, which are already 



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[1897. 



8 paved or provided with sidewalks, 

4 such paving and sidewalks shall be re- 
6 stored with the present material, 

6 when the same is in good condition, by 

7 said railroad company or companies at 

8 their own expense, in such portion of 

9 said streets as are required to be con- 

10 structed by said company or com- 

11 panies, except that said railway com- 

12 pany or companies are not required to 

13 restore any part of the paving of ap- 

14 proaches or subways, which will be the 

15 duty of any street railway company, 

16 or other corporation, itself to restore 

17 under existing laws or ordinances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 

2 panies shall pave the entire length 

3 and width of the roadway in such por- 
i tions of the subways as are required 

5 to be constructed by said company or 

6 companies, as is mentioned in this or- 

7 dinance, except that such company 

8 or companies as shall not be required to 

9 pave any part of the subways to be 

10 occupied by, or adjacent to street rail- 

11 way tracks, which by reason of exist- 

12 ing laws or ordinances it will be the 

18 duty of any street railway company or 
14 other corporation itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway com- 

2 p any occu py in g any of the streets in the 

3 City of Chicago crossed by said elevated 

4 railway or either of said companies, 

5 shall, when and as the grade of such 

6 street shall be changed, as in this ordi- 

7 nance provided, at its own expense, 

8 without claim for damages, conform the 

9 gradeof its track or tracks to the said 

10 change of grade of said streets, and 

11 nothing in this ordinance shall operate 

12 to be held to relieve such street rail- 

13 way companies from any liability now 

14 existing, however created, to pave or 

15 bear the expense of paving such streets 

16 between or on either side of the rails 

17 of its said tracks, in the manner and 

18 form as now required. 



Paragraph 5. Whenever the elevated 

2 tracks and roadbed, constructed under 

3 and in accordance with the provisions 

4 of this ordinance, shall pass over any 

5 street, alley, avenue or public way, at 

6 which, according to the terms of this 

7 ordinance, a subway is required to be 

8 constructed by said railway company 

9 or companies, which street, alley, ave- 

10 nue or public way shall not already be 

11 paved or provided with sidewalks at 

12 the time of such construction, and for 

13 which pavement or sidewalks no or.di- 

14 nance shall have been passed by the 

15 City Council of the City of Chicago, 

16 then and in that case the paving of 

17 such subway shall be delayed until the 

18 improvement of the portions of the 

19 street contiguous shall be ordered by 

20 the City Council and the contract 

21 therefor shall be let. Thereupon, on 

22 notice from the Commissioner of Pub- 

23 lie Works, said company or companies 

24 shall proceed at once with the work of 

25 paving, or with the construction of side- 

26 walks, in accordance with the provis- 

27 ions of Section 8, and Paragraphs 1 to 4, 



28 inclusive, of this ordinance. 

29 any 



Should 
company, after such notice, 

30 fail or neglect so to proceed 

31 with its work, the Commissioner 

32 of Public Works of the City of Chicago 
42 shall have and is hereby given the 

33 right, power and authority to take 

34 charge of and cause such work to be 

35 done, and the expense thereof shall 
26 thereupon be paid by such delinquent 
37 company. 

Paragraph 6. Nothing m this ordi- 

2 nance contained shall be so construed 

3 as to require the said railway compa- 

4 nies, or either of them, to assume, or 

5 pay, any incidental or consequential 

6 damages to adjacent property or busi- 

7 ness caused by the passage and enf orce- 

8 ment of this ordinance, or by the exca- 

9 vation, depression or change of grade 



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10 made in any of the public avenues, 

11 streets or alleys, or to defend any suit 

12 or^suits which may be brought against 

13 any party or parties for the recovery of 

14 any such damages, but it is understood, 

15 and the City of Chicago hereby agrees, 

16 that all such damages, if there are any, 

17 shall be adjusted and paid by the City 

18 of Chicago, and said city will assume 

19 the defense of any and all suits brought 
for the recovery of the same interven- 
ing therein, it necessary, for snch pur- 
pose, and will wholly relieve said rail- 
way companies from defending the 
same, and will assume and pay all 
judgments recovered therein. The 
above stipulations in this paragraph 
are, however, upon the condition pre- 
cedent that, in case any suit be brought 
against any of the said companies, said 
company will, at least five (5) days be- 
fore the return day of the summons 
therein, give notice in writing of such 
suit and of such service to the Mayor 
and the Corporation Counsel of said 
city for the purpose of enabling such 
defense to be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work hereinbe- 
fore in this ordinance .required to be 
done by said company or companies, 
upon or in connection with the public 
avenues and streets of the city shall 
be done and performed under the su- 
perintendence and subject to the in- 
spection and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of said city. 
At least ten (10) days prior to the com- 
mencement of any part of such work 
the plans and specifications therefor 
shall be submitted to said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works for his ex 
amination, and if found to be in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance in so far as this ordinance 
contain specific provisions, and in the 
absence of such specific provisions, if 
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22 to matters and details, which by this 

23 ordinance are left to his discretion and 

24 judgment, such plans shall be approved 

25 by him, and after such approval all of 

26 the work outlined and included there- 

27 in shall be constructed in strict con- 

28 formity therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and au- 

2 thority are hereby given to said com- 

3 panies, whenever the same shall be nec- 

4 essary in the prosecution of the work 

5 which they are herein authorized or re- 

6 quired to perform, to obstruct, tem- 

7 porariiy, any public street, avenue or 

8 alley to such extent and for such length 

9 of time as may be approved by the 

10 Commissioner of Public Works, and 

11 they are also hereby authorized, when- 

12 ever the same shall become necessary 

13 to erect and maintain temporary 

14 structures and false work in any of 

15 said streets and avenues during the 

16 construction of their said elevated 

17 railway tracks, subject to the like ap- 

18 proval of said Commissioner of Public 

19 Works. 

Section 11. When the said rail- 

2 roads, in Section 1 of this ordinance 

3 mentioned, shall have elevated their 

4 respective tracks in accordance with 

5 this ordinance, so that the same shall 

6 be ready for use, then and thereupon 

7 all provisions of the ordinances of the 

8 City of Chicago relating to the speed 

9 of railway trains, the length of trains, 

10 the number of cars to constitute 

11 a train, and the maintenance of gates, 

12 flagmen, watchmen, signals and sig- 

13 nal towers, shall cease to be appli- 

14 cable to said railroad; provided, ho w- 

15 ever, that this ordinance is not to be 

16 construed as a waiver or surrender by 

17 the City of Chicago of any of its po- 

18 lice powers or of the right at any time 

19 hereafter to pass necessary and reason- 



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20 able police ordinances in relation to 

21 the matters last above enumerated. 

22 After such elevation it shall be unlaw- 
28 ful for any person or persons, save em- 

24 ployes of said companies, or either of 

25 them, in the discharge of their duties, 

27 to enter or be upon or to walk along or 

28 across the said elevated structure or 

29 roadway at any place. If any person 

30 shall wilfully trespass upon said ele- 

31 vated roadway, such person and all 
82 others aiding, abetting or assisting 
33 therein shall be liable to a fine of not 

84 less than five dollars nor more than one 

85 hundred dollars for each and every of- 

86 fense. 

Section 12. Said railway company 

2 or companies mentioned in this ordi- 

3 nance shall at least ten (10) days prior 

4 to the commencement of any part or 
6 parts of said work submit to the Com- 

6 missioner of Public Works, for his ap- 

7 proval, complete plans and speeifica- 

8 tions of said part or parts of said pro- 

9 posed work, for the purpose of ascer- 

10 taining whether the same are in strict 

11 compliance with the provisions of this 

12 ordinance; and, after approval of all 

13 such plans and specifications by the 

14 Commissioner of Public Works, all of 

15 said work shall be constructed in 

16 strict accordance therewith, and to the 

17 entire satisfaction of said Commissioner 

18 of Public Works, and not otherwise, 

19 except as herein otherwise provided. 



Section 13. The railway companies 
mentioned in Section 1 of this ordi- 
nance,and which are required to elevate 
their tracks shall commence the work of 
such elevation on or before the first day 
of May, 1898; provided, this ordinance 
shall have been accepted by the said 

8 railway companies hereby required to 

9 elevate their tracks. After such work 

10 has been commenced the same shall be 

11 prosecuted continuously and with all 



12 practicable diligence, and shall be 

13 fully and finally completed within two 

14 years from said May 1st, 1898, unless 

15 prevented by strikes or riots or re- 

16 strained by injunction or other order 

17 or process of a court of competent ju- 

18 risdiction; the time during which said 

19 railway companies shall be so prevent- 

20 ed, as aforesaid, shall be added to the 

21 time hereby limited for the completion 

22 of said work; provided, said railway 
28 companies give notice to the Corpora- 

24 tion Counsel of the City of Chicago 

25 of the institution of said legal proceed- 

26 ings. The City of Chicago shall there- 

27 upon have the right to intervene in 

28 any suit or proceeding brought by any 

29 person or persons seeking to enjoin or 

30 restrain, or in any manner interfere 

31 with the prosecution of said work, and 

32 move for a dissolution of such in- 

33 junction and restraining order, and 

34 for any other proper order in such 
85 suit. 

36 And it is further mutually under- 

37 stood and agreed that if said railway 

38 companies or either of them shall be 

39 delayed in the prosecution of the said 

40 work required to be done under the 

41 provisions of this ordinance, by reason 

42 of the obstruction of pipes, conduits, 

43 wires or other property of private cor- 

44 porations or individuals, as mentioned 

45 In Section 5 of this ordinance, or by 

46 reason of any delay on the part of the 

47 City of Chicago, or of any of its officers 

48 in performing the duties imposed upon 

49 the city and its officers by this ordi- 

50 nance in respect to the work herein re- 

51 quired to be done by said railway com- 

52 panies respectively, then and in that 

53 case the time which said railway com- 

54 panies or either of them shall be so 

55 delaiyed, shall be added to the two 

56 years from May 1st, 1898, during which 

57 said companies are required by the 



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B8 terms of this ordinance to complete 
59 said work. 

Section 14. Each of the companies 

2 required by this ordinance to elevate 

3 its tracks shall do its portion of the 

4 work in accordance with the terms 

5 hereof, in apt and proper time, so as 

6 not to interfere with the proper and 

7 orderly prosecution of such work as a 

8 whole. Should either of the companies 

9 mentioned in Section 1 of this ordi- 

10 nance fail or neglect so to prosecute 

11 its work the Commissioner of Public 

12 Works of the City of Chicago shall have 

13 and is hereby given the right, power 

14 and authority to give ten days notice 

15 in writing to said delinquent company 

16 to prosecute its work. If such com- 

17 pany shall fail or neglect to comply 

18 with said notice, the Commissioner of 

19 Public Works may take charge of and 

20 cause such work to be done, and the 

21 expense thereof shall thereupon be paid 

22 by such delinquent company. 

Section 16. The Chicago, Milwau- 

2 kee and St. Paul Railway Company 

3 shall, within six months after the pas- 

4 sage of this ordinance, procure and 

5 dedicate for the purpose of public 

6 streets, strips or pieces of ground lo- 

7 cated along and parallel with the right 

8 of way line of said railway company, 

9 described as follows, namely: 

10 A triangular piece of ground off of 

11 the southwest corner of Lot seventy- 

12 one (71) in McEIroy's Subdivision of 

13 the west half (W. K) of the southwest 

14 quarter (S. W. ^) of Section one (1), 

15 Township thirty-nine (39) North, 

16 Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 

17 Principal Meridian; said piece to be of 

18 sufficient width so as to provide for a 

19 thirty- three ( 33 ) foot street immediately 

20 northeast of the right of way line of 

21 the ^Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

22 Railway Company and extending from 



23 the center line of Albany avenue in a 

24 southeasterly direction to the north 

25 line of West Chicago;avenue. 

26 A triangular piece of ground off of 

27 the southwest portion of Lots forty- 

28 eight (48) and forty-nine (49) in S. E. 

29 Gross' Fourth (4th) Addition to Chi- 

30 cago, in Lot seven (7) in Superior 

31 Court Partition'of the east half (E. X) 

32 of thejsoutheast quarter (S. E. ^) ot 

33 Section two; (2), Township thirty-nine 

34 (39) North, Range 13, East of the Third 

35 Principal Meridian; said piece to be of 

36 sufficient width so as to provide for a 
87 forty (40) foot street, adjoining and 

38 immediately northeast of the east right 

39 of way line of the Chicago, Milwau- 

40 kee and St. Paul Railway Com- 

41 pany, said piece of land bounded as 

42 follows: Beginning at the southwest 

43 corner of Lot forty-nine (49), thence 

44 northerly thirty (30) feet along the east 
46 line of Homan avenue to a point; 

46 thence southeasterly to the southeast 

47 corner of Lot forty-eight (48); thence 

48 northwesterly along the north line of 

49 Grand avenue to the place of begin- 

50 nlng. 

51 A strip of ground sixty-six (66) feet 

52 wide adjoining and immediately south- 

53 west of the west right of way line of 

54 the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

55 Railway Company, and extending 

56 from the center of Homan avenue 

57 northwesterly to the south line of 

58 Grand avenue, all in Lot one (1) of the 

59 east half (E. X) of Section two (2), 

60 Township thirty-nine (39) North, 

61 Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 

62 Principal Meridian. 

63 A triangular piece of land off of the 

64 southwest corner of Block nine (9), 

65 embracing so much and such parts of 

66 Lots twenty- five (25), twenty-six (26), 

67 twenty- seven (27), twenty- eight (28), 

68 twenty-nine (29) and thirty (80) as 

69 shall be necessary to provide for a 



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70 sixty-six foot street parallel to the east 

71 right of way line of said Chicago, 

72 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com. 

73 pany, and extending from the east line 

74 of Tinkham street southeasterly to the 

75 north line of Hirsch street, all In 

76 Beebe's Subdivision of the east half 

77 (E. 3^) of the northwest quarter (N. 

78 W. ^) of Section two (2), Township 

79 thirty-nine (39) North, Range thirteen 

80 (13), East of the Third Principal Me- 

81 ridian, except five acres in the north- 

82 east corner thereof. 

83 A triangular piece of ground off of 

84 the northeast corner of Block eleven 

85 (11), embracing so much and such 

86 parts of Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), 

87 four (4) and five (5) as shall be neces- 

88 sary to provide for a sixty- six (66) foot 

89 street parallel to the west line of the 

90 right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee 

91 and St. Paul Railway Company, and 
^2 extending from the south line of Hirsch 
•93 street southeasterly to the west line of 
^4 Tinkham street, all in Beebe's Sub- 

95 division of the east half (E. X) of the 

96 northwest quarter (N. W. ^)ofSec- 
•97 tion two (2), Township thirty-nine 
«8 (39) North, Range thirteen (13), East of 
■99 the Third Principal Meridian, except 

100 five acres in the northeast corner 

101 thereof. 

102 A triangular piece of ground off of 

103 the southwest corner of Block three 

104 (3), and embracing so much and such 

105 parts of Lots thirteen (13), four- 

106 teen (14), fifteen (15), sixteen (16), 

107 seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and nine- 

108 teen (19), as shall be necessary to pro- 

109 vide for a sixty-six (66) foot street par- 

110 allel to the east right of way line of the 

111 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 

112 way Company, and extending from the 

113 east line of Lawndale avenue south- 

114 easterly to the north line of Le Moyne 

115 street, all in Beebe's Subdivision of 

116 the east half (E. X) of the northwest 



117 quarter (N. W. ^) of Section two (2), 

118 Township thirty-nine (39) North, 

119 Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 

120 Principal Meridian, except five acres 

121 in the northeast corner thereof. 

122 A triangular piece of ground off of 

123 the northeast corner of Block seven (7) 

124 and embracing so much and such parts 

125 of Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), four 

126 (4) and five (5) as shall be necessary to 

127 provide for a sixty- six (66) foot street 

128 parallel to the west right of way line 

129 of said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

130 Paul Railway Company, and extend- 

131 ing from the south line of Le Moyne 

132 street southeasterly to the west line of 

133 Lawndale avenue, all in Beebe's Sub- 

134 division of the east half (E. X) of the 

135 northwest quarter (N. W. H) ot Sec- 

136 tion two (2), Township thirty-nine 

137 (39) North, Range thirteen (13), except 

138 five acres in the northeast corner 

139 thereof. 

140 A triangular piece of ground off of 

141 the northeast corner of Lot ten (10), 

142 Blook two (2), as shall be necessary to 

143 provide for a sixty-six (66) foot street, 

144 parallel to the west right of way line 

145 of said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

146 Paul Railway Company, and extending 

147 from the south line of Armitage ave- 

148 nue southeasterly to the west line of 

149 Springfield avenue, all in Robert F. 

150 Summers' Subdivision of the west half 

151 (W. X) of the northwest quarter (N. 

152 W. U) of the southwest quarter (S. 

153 W. H) of Section thirty-five (35), 

154 Township forty (40) North, Range 

155 thirteen (13). 

156 A triangular piece of land off of the 

157 southwest corner of Block seven (7), 

158 embracing so much and such parts of 

159 Lots twenty-four (24), twenty- five (25), 

160 twenty-six (26), twenty-seven (27), 

161 twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine (29), 

162 thirty (30), thirty-one (31), thirty-two 



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163 (82), thirty-three (33) and thirty-four 

164 (34) as shall be necessary to provide 

165 for a sixty- six foot street parallel to the 

166 east right of way line of said Chicago, 

167 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 

168 pany and extending from the east line 

169 of Springfield avenue southeasterly to 

170 the north line of Armitage avenue, all 

171 in Grant & Keeney's Addition to Pen- 

172 nock, being a subdivision of the east 

173 half (E. X) of the west half (W. K) 

174 of the northwest quarter (N. W. U) 

175 of Section thirty- five (35), Township 

176 forty (40) North, Kange thirteen (13). 

177 A triangular piece of ground off of 

178 the northeast corner of Block fifty-one 

179 (51), embracing so much and such parts 

180 of Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), four 

181 (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight 

182 (8), nine (9) and ten (10) as shall 

183 be necessary to provide for a sixty- 

184 six (66j foot street parallel to the west 

185 right of way line of said Chicago, 

186 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 

187 Company, including the twenty (20) 

188 foot strip now dedicated for a public 

189 street, and extending from tha south 
180 line of Belden avenue southeasterly to 

191 the west line of North Fortieth avenue, 

192 all in Keeney's Addition to Pennock 

193 of the east half (E. K) of the north- 

194 east quarter (N. E. }{) of Section 

195 thirty-four (34), Township forty (40) 

196 North, Range thirteen (13). 

197 A triangular piece of land suflQ- 

198 cient to provide for a sixty-six (66) foot 

199 street parallel to the east right of way 

200 line of said Chicago, Milwaukee and 

201 St. Paul Railway Company, and ex- 

202 tending from the east line of North 

203 Fortieth avenue southeasterly to the 

204 north line of Belden avenue extended, 

205 all in the north half (N. }4) of the 

206 west half (W. }{} of the northwest 

207 quarter (N. W. ^) of Section thirty- 

208 five (35), Township forty (40) North, 

209 Range thirteen (13). 



210 In case said Chicago, Milwaukee and 

211 St. Paul Railway Company shall be 

212 unable to purchase said property, or 

213 any part thereof described in this sec- 

214 tion, at a price deemed reason- 

215 able by the said company, then the 

216 same shall be condemned by the City 

217 of Chicago for street purposes, and the 

218 compensation and damages awarded in 

219 such proceedings, including court costs 

220 and all other expense of litigation that 

221 may be incurred in such condemnation 

222 proceedings, shall be paid by said Chi- 

223 cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 

224 Company, and said Chicago, Milwau- 

225 kee and St. Paul Railway Company 

226 shall have the right to take part in said 

227 condemnation proceeding in behalf of 

228 the city by counsel specially employed 

229 by it, and shall have the right to have 

230 all witnesses that it may name called 

231 to testify in said condemnation pro- 

232 ceedings. 

Section 16. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance of this ordinance by the 

3 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

4 Railway Company it is hereby agreed 

5 that if the City of Chicago shall at any 

6 time hereafter open and extend any 

7 street or streets, avenue, alley or pub- 

8 lie way, across the right of way and 

9 lands of said company, such crossing 

10 shall be made by subway only 

11 and no claim for compensation on 

12 account of land taken for right 

13 of way of such street or streets, 

14 avenue or alley or public way, 

15 will be made by said railway company,. 

16 and such waiver of compensation shall 

17 attach to and run with such land 

18 in the hands of any grantee or gran- 

19 tees of such railway company, but the 

20 sole cost and expense of the construc- 

21 tion of such subway or subways and 

22 of such bridge or bridges as may be 

23 necessary to carry all the tracks on 

24 said company's lands and right of way^ 



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25 and over such highways shall be borne 

26 and paid by the City of Chicago with- 

27 out expense to said railway com- 

28 pany mentioned in this ordinance, and 

29 in no case shall any such bridge or 

80 bridges or such subway or subways 

81 so to be built be inferior in any respect 

82 to the bridges and subways to be built 
88 by the railway company across the 
Si streets provided for in this ordinance. 
85 Such bridges shall conform to the gen- 
S6 eral plan of the bridges provided for in 

87 this ordinance, except as as to such 

88 changes in the details thereof as may 

39 be agreed upon by the City Engineer of 

40 the City of Chicago and f he Chief Engi- 

41 neerof said railway company; but in 

42 all other respects such crossing shall 

43 be constructed in accordance with the 

44 provisions thereof in respect to the 

45 streets named in this ordinance. The 

46 work of such construction shall be 

47 done by the railway company, and 

48 the amount to be paid by the city 

49 for such work and construction shall 

50 not exceed the actual and reasonable 

61 cost thereof. Said bridges respectively, 

62 shall support all the tracks of said 
53 company then existing and in 
64 use across the lines of the pro- 

55 posed street or streets at the time of 

56 the construction of such subway across 

67 such right of way of said company ; 

58 but said railway company shall 

59 not be required to do any work toward 

60 the construction of any such subway 

61 or subways until the cost thereof, as 

62 may be estimated by the City Engi- 

68 neer and Chief Engineer of said rail- 

64 way company, shall have been first 

65 paid over to said railway company, or 

66 deposited in some responsible bank for 

67 its benefit and to be paid over to it at 

68 once upon the completion of said work. 

Section 17. This ordinance shall 

2 take effect from and after its passage, 

8 approval and publication; provided, 



4 however, this ordinance shall be null 

5 and void unless said Chicago and 

6 Northwestern Railway Company, 

7 and the Chicago, Milwaukee and 

8 St. Paul Railway Company shall 

9 through their authorized officers file 

10 with the Mayor of the City of Chicago, 

11 within thirty days from the passage 

12 and approval by the Mayor of this or- 

13 dinance, agreement or agreements duly 

14 executed, whereby said railway com- 

15 panies shall undertake to do and per- 

16 form all the matters and things re- 

17 quired of them respectively by this 

18 ordinance. After the filing of said 

19 agreement or agreements by said 

20 companies, and not before, this ordi- 

21 nance shall not be materially mod- 

22 ified or amended without the consent of 

23 either company effected by any pro- 

24 posed modification, unless said com- 

25 pany or companies shall be in default 

26 in the performance of the several mat- 

27 ters and things required by this ordi- 

28 nance and undertaken to be done by 

29 such agreement. 

AliSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to furnish blue prints of 
track elevation plans to members of the 
City Council, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
substitute order. 

Aid. Maltby moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feots— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Uallenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphv, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kioibassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Klmbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 66. 

Nays—NouQ. 



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The following is the order as passed: 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
furnish blue print copies of track elevation 
plans of railroads proposed to be elevated, 
to those Aldermen through whose wards 
such roads pass; also that he furnish blue 
prints to such other members of the Coun- 
cil as may ask for them . 



ADJOURNMENT. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned until 
Thursday, December 2d, 1897, at 7:30 o'clock 
P. M. 




aty Clerk, 



JOHN F, HIGGrNS PRINT, 186-8 CLARK STREET. CHICAGO. 

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CITY COUNCIL 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 



DECEIVEBER 2, 1897. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, December 4, 1897. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aid . 
Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, Fitcb, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidl, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward). Klenha, Hurt, Miller, 
Biewer,Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler. Fran- 
cis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, 
Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, 
Harlan, Maltby,0'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math and 
Bennett (84th ward). 

-Absent— Aid. Nelson and Howell. 



MISCELI.ANEOTJS BUSINESS. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on claims for sundry 
spectal assessment rebates, deferred and 
published November 22, 1897, page 949. 



Aid. Powers moved to concur in th& 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fcas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch,, 
Ailing, Jackson, Balienberg, Kent, Cloidt^ 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphv, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, BeilfusSj, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Maliey, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Klmbel), Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)— 62. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue to each of the follow- 
ing named persons vouchers in the 
amounts set opposite their names, the same 
to be in settlement of their claims for re- 
bates due on special assessments, and the 



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Comptroller is hereby authorizad and di- 
rected to pay the same: 

i:. C. Mobrstadt $ 17 85 

A. Anderson 24 dl 

Harriet J. Loomis 19 1^ 

A. H. Andrews & Co 357 40 

E.R.Barney JO 38 

E. Mariner ^^^ H 

R.Walsb 1 20 

G. W. Keece } ^7 

P. Magrady 4 60 

SusiaA Hall IJ 26 

J.W.Taylor 5 14 

Frank Bailey -id ^» 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Lizzie 
Mclntyre for personal injaries, deferred 
and publisbed November 25i, 1897, page 950. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea«— Couffhlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Sent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murpby, 
Meek, Bennett {8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler. 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, 
Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett 
(34th ward) -62. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Miss Lizzie Mclatyre, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $100 00, 
the same to be in full settlement of her 
<claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal in juries, as recommended by the City 
Attorney. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on claim of Dr. Joseph 
Adler for personal injaries, deferred and 
published November 22, 1897, page 950. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
jpassed by yeas and nays as follows: 

y^as— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Oloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8t,h ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 



Maltby, O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, ,^ 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)— 62. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Dr. Joseph Adler, out of moneys 
not otherwise appropriated, the sum of 
$200 00, the same to be in full settlement of 
his claim against the city on account of 
personal injuries received through a de- 
fective sidewalk, as recommended by the 
City Attorney. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- • 
mittee on Finance on order to refund $2 to 
C. Clayton on account of dog license, de- 
ferred and published November 22, 1897, 
page 950. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Walker. Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrpr, Keichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)-62.. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to C. Clayton, out of moneys not otherwise 
appropriated, the sum of two dollars, the 
same being a refund paid at dog pound for 
release of dog; said Clayton having paid 
the above amount on License No. 23964 
to the City Collector. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on petition of Francis 
F. Clark for a quit-claim deed for exchange 
of lot in Oakwoods Cemetery, deferred and 
published November 22, 1897, page 951. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Gunther, Kenna, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 



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Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
Ipr, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, A 1 wart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby. O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
raan, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Muleaby, Mc- 
Inerney. Mowrer, Keichardt, Northrop, 
jSproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)— 62. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comp- 
! troller be and they are hereby authorized 
I and directed to quit-claim to Francis Fer- 
j ris Clark Lot 148, Division 3, Section "B" 
In Oakwoods Cemetery ; said lot being in 
exchange for a lot in the old Chicago Ceme- 
! tery ; provided, however, that said Fran- 
cis Ferris Clark can satisfy the Comptrol- 
I ler that he is j ustly entitled to this trans- 
j fer. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
I Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on order to refund A. H. 
1 Hill & Co. amount paid on water certifi- 
I cates. deferred and published November 
i 22, 1897, page 951. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

! The motion prevailed, and the order was 
I passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

JTeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent. Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Soroul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)— 62. 

iVavs— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and is hereby directed to is- 
sue a voucher to A. H. Hill & Co., for the 
sum of $3,808.25. upon said firm surrender- 
ing and cancelling to the city, water certifi- 
cates they now hold to that amount, and 
the City Comptroller is hereby authorized 
and directed to pay the same. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on order to refund 
special assessment for water mains in Har- 
vard street, from South 40 th avenue to 



South 41st avenue, deferred and published 
November 22, 1897, page 951. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order wag 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)— 62. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to refund to the property 
owners on Harvard street, from 40th ave- 
nue to 41st avenup, the amount paid by 
them, or so much of the amount thereof as 
in his judgment they are entitled to, and 
the Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay 
out of the Water Fund the amount of the 
reqaisition so certified to him by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on claim of B. F. Conk- 
rite & Co., for refund of money paid for 
water mains, deferred and published No- 
vember 22, 1897, page 951. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazz )lo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett f34th 
ward)— 62. 

Nays—N one. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue his requisition in favor 
of B. F. Conkrite & Co., in the sum of 



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$2,146.32, amount Daid by them to Gahan & 
Byrne tor laying 2,298 feet of six-inch water 
pipe and H4 teet of eight- inch water pipe in 
99th street, as per bill submitted, and 
charge the same to Water Fand; and the 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay 
the same. 

By consent, the Ckrk, on motion of Aid. 
Powers, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on an order to refund 
money paid for water pipe extensions in 
sundry streets, deferred and published No- 
vember 22, 1897, page 952. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn. Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Malley, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Hector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney. Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th 
ward)— 62. 

JN'aiys— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be authorized and directed 
to refund to James Darlow, I). G. Ken- 
nedy and Frank E. Ballard, the amount 
paid by them for laying water mains in 
Sackett avenue and Hart avenue, from 51st 
street to Park street; in Florence and 
Blanchard avenues, from Slst to 56th 
streets; in Gage place, from Park street to 
55th street; Park street, from Sackett av- 
enue to Hart avenue; 55th street, from Gage 
place to Blanchard avenue, as recom- 
mended in his communication of October 
22nd, and the Comptroller is hereby author- 
ized to pay out of the Water Fund the 
amount due them upon the re quisition of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

By consent, the Clerk, on motion of Aid. 
Sproul, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on 
ordinance in favor of the Weber Wagon 
Company to lay switch track across 82d 
street, deferred and published November 
15, 1897, page 865. 

Aid. Sproul moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 



lor, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfusp, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
8t)n, Walsh, Rogprs, Brennan, Powers^ 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier. Harlan, 
Maltby, O'Maliey, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler» 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- J! 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, \ 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett {Zith ' 
ward) -62. 
N'a-ys— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting permission to Weber Wagon Co» 
to maintain a switch track. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby granted to the Weber 
Wagon Co. to maintain and operate for the 
period of ten years from the time this ordi- 
nance shall take effect, a single track 
switch railroad, from any part of its prop- 
erty across Eighty- second street, to con- 
nect with the C, R. I. & P. Railroad track 
thereon, the switch to commence on Sub- 
lot 17, Lot 4. Sections 32 and 83, T. 88, R. 
14, Assessor's Division W. K and that part 
east of railroad in S. E. }^ Sutherland Sub- 
division. ] 

Said track shall be laid and maintame(f 
under the supervision of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and said Weber Wagon 
Co. shall keep such portion of the street as 
is occupied by said tracks in good condi- 
tion and repair so as not to interfere with 
public travel under like supervision. 

At the expiration of the time herein lim- 
ited, all rights under this ordinance shall 
absolutely cease and terminate without 
any act on the part of the city, and the said 
tracks shall be at once removed, the streets 
placed in good condition and repair at the 
expense of the said Weber Wagon Co.» 
their successors or assigns. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance is passed, and 
the permission aforesaid granted, upon the 
express condition that the said company 
shall enter into bonds with the said City 



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of Chicago, signed by sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor within twenty days 
after its passage, in the sum of ten thous- 
and dollars, conditioned to comply with 
the conditions of the ordinance and the 
general railroad ordinances now in force, 
or that may hereafter be passed ; also to 
save, keep harmless and indemnify the 
City of Chicago from all damages, costs 
and expenses that may accrue or in any 
wise arise from or grow out of the privi- 
leges hereby granted, and upon further ex- 
press condition that the City of Chicago 
may at any time repeal this ordinance. 

Sec. 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By consent. Aid. Butler moved that the 
ordinance for vacating the east and west 
alley and a part of Fletcher street in J. K. 
Wickersham's Belmont Avenue Subdi- 
vision, deferred and published February 
24, 1897, page 1610, be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Ailing presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Open Board ot Trade 
Clerks' Association to string a banner (ad- 
vertising a ball) for fifteen days, at the 
intersection of State and 3lst streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Ald.Coughlin arose and presented several 
orders, which were 

Objected to. 

POINT OF OEDER. 

Aid. Kent rose to a point of order, his 
point of order being that the Council had 
adjourned to meet for a special purpose 
and therefore the introduction of matters, 
other than the special orders, except by 
unanimous consent, were out of order. 

The Chair decided the point of order 
well taken. 



SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order 
the report of the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation on ordinance for the ele- 
vation of the tracks of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway, from Chicago av- 
enue to Diversey avenue (and the Chicago, 



Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway), deferred 
and published November 22, 1897, page 956, 
be now taken up. 

Aid. Maltby moved to amend the ordi- 
nance by inserting the following, under the 
schedule of subways, to provide for the 
subway at Wabansia avenue: 

"Subway in Wabansia Avenue, Under the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Wa- 
bansia Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

"The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 0.4 feet balow the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 9.1 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast por- 
tal of subway, and on the southwest 10 feet 
beyond the southwest portal of subway. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 4.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the approach 
into Holt street. 

" Width between walls of subway, 33 
feet. 

" Width of roadway, 25 feet. 

" Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each. 

" Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subwav, and in Holt street shall be 
the same as they now exist. 

"The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway. 

" Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

" Clear head room, 10 feet." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Knudson moved to further amend 
the ordinance by adding the following to 
Section 4a: 

"The Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company shall keep and maintain a grade 
crossing at Dix street and build approaches 
to a level with tracks at that point." 

Aid. Maltby moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Knudson moved to further amend 
the ordinance as follows: 

Page 961, amend title to read: "Subway 
in North Carpentsr street, 66 feet wide, 
under the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way." 

Page 961, strike out lines 1 to and in- 
cluding line 47, and insert in lieu thereof: 



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*'The depression of street shall not exceed 
4:.2feet below the present surface of tracks, 
makiDg the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.8 feet above city- 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of subway, and on the southwest 10 
feet beyond the southwest portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

"Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

•'Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

"Width of sidewalks, 13 feet each in 
subway. 

"Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

*'The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

"Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

"Clear head room, 12.5 feet." 

Aid . Powers moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas— Conghlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
AUiDg, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward), Klenha, Hurt. Miller, Biewer, 
Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler, Francis, 
Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, Kogers, 
Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, Probst, 
Aiwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, Maltby, 
O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy. Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reicharat, Northrop, 
Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (84th 
ward)— 58. 

Nays — Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, 
Knudson, Walsh— 5. 

Aid. Schlake moved to further amend 
the ordinance by striking out of line 15 of 
the schedule for passageway at Wright- 
wood avenue, on page 968, the figures "12," 
and inserting in lieu thereof the figures 
"22." 

Aid. Maltby moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

The motion prevallea. 

Aid. Maltby moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended, with thP amend- 
ments published November 29, 1897, pages 



\ y86 987 and 988 of the printed Council pro- 
ceedings, inserted . 

Aid. Harlan moved to further amend 
the ordinance by inserting after the word 
"railroads," in line 15 of Section 11, the fol- 
lowing words: "Provided, however, that j 
the foregoing provision of the section shall ; 
apply only to such portions of the tracks | 
of said railroad companies as shall have ' 
been elevated pursuant to the terms of this 
ordinance." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Walsh moved to further amend the 
ordinance by striking out Paragraph 5 of 
Section 8. 

Aid. Maltby moved to lay ths amendment 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas -Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch> 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidti 
Martin, O'Brien, Meek, Bennett (8th ward), 
Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, 
Duddleston, Kahler, Francis, Maypole, Lit- 
tle, Beiltuss, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, 
Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, 
Probst, Aiwart, Plotke, Mangier. Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon^ 
Butler, KimbelJ, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Bennett 
(84th ward)— 58. 

^avs— Brenner, Murphy, Ziehn, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Math— 6. 

Aid. Mangier called for the previous ques- 
tion on the passage of the ordinance, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question recurring on the passage of 
the oruinance as amended, together with 
the amendments published November 29, 
1897, pages 986, 987 and 988 inserted . 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Couahlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson. Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8ih ward), Klenha, Hurt, Mil- 
ler, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, 
Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, 
Probst, Aiwart, Plotke, Mangier, Har- 
lan, Maltby, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer. Reichardt, 
Northrop, Sproul, Mavor, Wiora, Math, 
Bennett (84th ward)— 61. 

Z^ai/s— Knudson, Walsh.— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the Chicago and Northwestern 



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H Railway Company and the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company, 
respectively, to change the plane of cer- 

Itain of their roadbeds and railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained hy the City Cotmcil of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company and the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company are hereby ordered and required 
to change the plane of certain of their 
roadbeds and tracks within certain limits 
of the City of Chicago in manner and 
upon the conditions hereinafter specified, 
that is to say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at the most 
desirable point on the existing tracks of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, about on the south line of West 
Chicago avenue, which point is under- 
neath the Chicago avenue and North Hal- 
sted street viaduct. From said initial point 
said roadbed and tracks shall rise on a 
gradient of about 0.5 per centum for a 
distance of about 2,300 feet to a point about 
on the east line of May street, where an 
elevation of not less than 20.8 feet above 
city datum shall be attained ; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly and westerly direction on a 
slightly ascending gradient for a distance 
of about 5340 feet to a point about on the 
i south line of North avenue, where an ele- 
vation of not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks shall continue in 
a northerly and westerly direction on a 
descending gradient of about .05 per 
centum for a distance of about 1500 feet to 
a point about 10 feet south of the south 
rail of the most southerly track of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, 
where an elevation of not less than 20.2 
feet above city datum shall be attained; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 



shall continue in a northerly and westerly 
direction on a substantially level gradient 
to a point about 10 feet north of the north 
rail of the most northerly track of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company ; and crossing in said last 
mentioned course at grade the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, a» 
hereinafter described in Section 1, Para- 
graph 3; thence said elevated roadbed and 
tracks of the said Chicago and North- 
western Railway shall continue in a 
northerly direction and on an ascending 
gradient of about .08 per centum for a 
distance of about 660 feet to a point about 
on the south line of Clybourn place, where 
an elevation of not less than 20.7 feet 
above city datum shall be attained; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
continue in a northerly and westerly di- 
rection and on a level gradient for a dis- 
tance of about 3260 feet to a point about 
on the north line of Elston avenue, where 
an elevation of not less than 20.7 feet 
above city datum shall be attained; thence 
said elevated roadbed and tracks shall 
continue in a northerly direction and on an 
ascending gradient of about .18 per centum 
for a distance of about 1100 feet to a point 
about on the south line of the North 
Branch of the Chicago River, where an ele» 
vation of not less than 22.7 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly direction on a level gra- 
dient for a distance of about 500 feet to a 
point about 10 feet north of the north rail 
of the most northerly track of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, 
where an elevation of not less than 22.7 
feet above city datum shall be attained, 
and said last mentioned course to cross 
above and over the proposed depressed 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway Company; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks shall continue in 



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a northerly direction and on a descending 
gradient of about .32 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 630 feet to point about on 
tlie south line of Fullerton avenue, where 
an elevation of not less than 20.7 feet above 
city datum shall be attained; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly direction and on a level 
gradient for a distance of about 2700 feet 
to a connection with the present elevated 
Toadbed and tracks at the south line of 
Diversey avenue, in accordance with the 
provisions of the ordinance passed March 
:30, 1896, for the -elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the Milwaukee Division of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company. 

Paragraph 2. From a point about on the 
center line of Clybourn place and on the 
proposed elevated roadbed and tracks of 
the said Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company, tlie roadbed and tracks of 
the Wisconsin Division shall be elevated 
and diverge to the northwest from said 
elevated roadbed and tracks, and said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks of the Wisconsin 
Division of said railway company shall 
continue in a westerly and northerly direc- 
tion and on an ascending gradient of about 
,05 per centum for a distance of about 1960 
feet to a point about on the east line of 
;Wood street, where an elevation of not 
less than 21.4 feet above city datum shall 
be attained, there to connect with the road- 
toed and tracks to be elevated, in compli- 
ance with the ordinance passed by the City 
Council March 30, 1898, and accepted by the 
legal officers of said Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, for the eleva- 
tion of the roadbed and tracks of the Wis- 
consin Division of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company. 

Paragraph 3. From the most desirable 
point east of Elston avenue on the existing 
tracks of the Council Bluffs Division of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, the tracks of said railway com- 



pany shall rise on the most suitable gra- 
dient convenient and practicable to said 
railway company to a point about on the 
east line of Elston avenue, where an eleva- 
tion of not less than 18.5 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks shall continue in 
a westerly direction on an ascending gra- j 
dient of about 0.5 per centum for a distance 
of about 310 feet to the easterly boundary 
line of the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks shall continue in 
a westerly direction on a level grade to the 
westerly boundary line of the right of way 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 
and crossing in said last mentioned course 
at grade the proposed elevated roadbed 
and tracks of said Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway' Company, as hereinbefore 
mentioned in Section 1, Paragraph 1; thence 
said elevated roadbed and track shall con- 
tinue in a westerly direction on an ascend- 
ing gradient of about .13 per centum for 
a distance of about 370 feet to a point 
about on the west line of Ashland avenue, 
where an elevation of not less than 20.7 
feet above city datum shall be attained , 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a westerly direction and 
shall descend on the most suitable gradient 
convenient and practicable to said rail- 
way company to a connection with their 
present roadbed and tracks west of Ash- 
land avenue. The railroad of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany where it crosses the right of way of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, about 250 feet north of the North 
Branch of the Chicago River, shall be de- 
pressed to the level of 5.2 leet above city 
datum, measured from the top of the rail, 
and shall cross on that level said right of 
way of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company. 

Paragraph 4. Nothing in this ordinance 
shall prevent the various companies own- 



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iDg their tracks mentioned herein from 
changing the location of said tracks by the 
mutual agreement of those interested, as 
they may deem necessary, provided that 
no change of location shall be made that 
will prevent the separation of the grades 
of said tracks as contemplated in this 
ordinance. 

The railway companies named in this 
ordinance are hereby authorized to make 
such changes in the position and alignment 
of their respective main and side tracks 
and switch connections as may be de- 
sirable in order to carry out the provisions 
of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 5. Permission and authority 
are hereby granted to the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
to elevate its tracks leading toils yard, 
lying south of the Bloomingdale road and 
immediately east of and adjoining the 
Tight of way of the Chicago and North- 
western Kailway and extending over and 
across Wabansia avenue, and to make 
such changes in the location and elevation 
of their tracks as said company may deem 
necessary to carry out the provisions of 
this ordinance. 

Paragraph 6. All elevation of railroad 
tracks mentioned in this ordinance shall 
refer to the top of the rail. 

Section 2. The embankment or em- 
bankments on which said elevated roadbed 
shall be constructed within the aforesaid 
limits shall be composed of sand, clay, 
gravel, loam, broken stone, or whatever 
else may compose the surplus material ex- 
cavated from the subways and from the 
foundation pits and trenches along the line 
of said work; the side slopes and lateral 
dimensions of said embankments will be 
fixed and determined by the natural angle 
of repose of the materials of which said em- 
bankments may be constructed, but when- 
ever it may become necessary, for the 
purpose of keeping said embankments 



entirely within the lines of the right of way 
of said company, such proportions of said 
embankments at all such points shall be 
kept within said right of way lines by, or 
they shall be confined between, retaining 
walls of stone or brick masonry or con- 
crete, or other suitable material satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works; 
provided, however, that whenever said 
retaining walls are of insufacient height to 
properly protect said right of way, and to 
prevent trespassing thereon, then said re- 
taining walls as aforesaid shall be sur- 
mounted with a suitable fenoe or railing, 
but wherever said retaining walls are not 
used at all the right of way of said com- 
pany shall be fenced in, or otherwise 
properly enclosed, in compliance with the 
present ordinances of the City of Chicago 
relating to the fencing of railroad tracks. 

Section 2a. To enable the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company to prose- 
cute the work of the elevation of their 
roadbed and tracks, in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance, permission 
and authority is hereby granted to the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company to elevate its roadbed and tracks, 
lying east and west of the crossing of said 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway, upon 
an open trestle work structure; but the 
abutments of the subways at the intersec- 
tion of Elston avenue and North Ashland 
avenue shall be constructed of stone, in 
accordance with the provisions described 
in Section 4a of this ordinance; and neither 
the passage of this ordinance, the incurring 
of any expense, nor the doing of any work 
thereunder by the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company shall ever 
be construed in any manner whatever to 
estop or prevent the City of Chicago from 
hereafter passing an ordinance for the ele- 
vation of the roadbeds and tracks beyond 
the points mentioned in this ordinance. 

Section 3. The said elevated tracks 



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shall be carried across all intersecting 
streets, avenues and alleys, which by the 
terms of this ordinance are to be provided 
with subways, on suitable bridges of one, 
two or three spans, whose super- 
structure shall consist of iron or steel main 
girders, with iron or steel main floor, or 
ordinary track stringers; but should the 
latter method be adopted, some suitable 
device shall be provided to prevent storm 
water, dirt, oil and other substances from 
dropping from such elevated structure 
upon the subways beneath. 

The said bridges shall be supported on 
abutments of concrete, stone or brick ma- 
sonry, as indicated in the schedule of 
subways, or on rows of iron or steel col- 
umns, braced together laterally and erected 
on and anchored to masonry foundations, 
constructed within the lines of the railroad 
right of way and in the center and curb 
lines of the intersecting avenues and 
streets. 

Section 4. Paragragh 1. Subways 
shall be constructed beneath the tracks of 
the Chicago and Northwestern Kailway 
Company where said tracks are intersected 
and crossed by North Sangamon street, 
North Carpenter street. North May street, 
Elston avenue, North Centre avenue, 
Augusta street. Wade street. West Di- 
vision street, Sloan street, Bradley street, 
Ingraham street, Blackhawk street, the 
junction of Fox place, Blanche and Noble 
streets, West North avenue, Wabansia 
avenue, Clybourn place, Armitage avenue, 
Elston avenue, Webster avenue, East Ful- 
lerton avenue, Clybourn avenue and 
Wright wood avenue. 

Paragraph 2. As to the subways men- 
tioned in Section 4, Paragraph 1, the sub- 
ways at North Carpenter street, North May 
street, North Centre avenue. Wade street, 
Sloan street, Ingraham street and Wright- 
wood avenue shall be constructed by 
said Chicago and Northwestern Kailway 



Company as passageways, according to 
size and dimensions as provided in the 
Schedule of Subway?, and referred to in 
Section 4a of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 8. Subways shall be con- 
structed beneath the tracks of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Kailway Company 
where said tracks are intersected and 
crossed by Elston avenue, North Ashland 
avenue and North Marshfield avenue; and 
a grade crossing shall be constructed by 
the said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Kailway Company on the declining grade 
where same crosses North Paulina street. 

Section 4a. The several subways, 
passageways and street grade crossings, 
hereinbefore referred to m Section 4 of 
this ordinance, and which shall be con- 
structed with the elevation upon which 
such tracks are to be placed, shall, as to 
their size and dimensions, locations and 
other details, be in acccordance with the 
following schedule : 

Subway in North Sangamon Street, Under the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 
80 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.8 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 4.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast por- 
tal of subway, and on the southwest 10 
feet beyond the southwest portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 3 5 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the approaches 
into George street. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks in 
George street shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 



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nniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of the same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Passageway in North Carpenter Street, Under 
the Chicag-o and Northwestern Railway. 
(Street, 66 Feet Wide,) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
2.9 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of pas- 
sageway not less than 7.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of passageway, and on the south- 
west 10 feet beyond the southwest portal of 
passageway. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
ex3eed 5.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of passageway, 
12 feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of passageway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same, outside of the 
passageway. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 

The permission and authority granted to 
the Chicago and Northwestern Kailway 
Company to construct the above described 
passageway in North Carpenter street is 
with the distinct understanding that 
whenever said Carpenter street shall be ex- 
tended to and across the North liranch of 
the Chicago River and a bridge built across 
said river at said North Carpenter street, 
by the City of Chicago, then said railway 
company shall replace said passageway by 
a subway of the following dimensions, at 
the expense of said railway company: 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 



Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
way, but it is now agreed that the railway 
company has the right to construct one of 
the abutments of said passageway on either 
line of said street as they may select. In 
the event, however, of the construction 
hereafter of such subway in North Car- 
penter street, the levels and grades fixed 
by this ordinance for the roadbed and 
tracks of the railway company shall not be 
changed. 

Passageway in North May Street, Under the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
3.1 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 7.3 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of subway, and on the southwest 10 
feet beyond the southwest portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street, including the 
approach into George street. 

Width between walls of passageway, 30 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 22 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each in pas- 
sageway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Elston Avenue, Under the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway. (Avenue, 70 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.2 feet below the present surface of tracks, 



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making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.8 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the northeast 10 
feet beyond the northeast portal of subway, 
and on the southwest 10 feet beyond the 
southwest portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet 
to a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of subway, 70 feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Passageway in Center Avenue, Under the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Ave- 
nue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 2.4 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of passageway not less than 8.8 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend 10 
feet beyond the northeast portal of pas- 
sageway, and on the southwest 10 feet be- 
yond the southwest portal of passageway. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street. 

Width between walls o£ passageway, 30 
feet. 

Width of roadway in passageway, 22 
feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each in pas- 
sageway. 



Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of passageway will ba the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Augusta Street, Under the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression ot street shall not exceed 
2.3 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 8.3 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of subway, and on the southwest 10 
feet beyond the southwest portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of . street, including the approach 
of Will street into Augusta street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in each sub- 
way. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet in each sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subways shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadways, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders, 
and one line of posts in the center of road- 
way. 

Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Passageway in Wade Street, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 

.9 feet below the present surface of tracks. 



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makiDg the elevation of the floor of pas- 
sageway not less than 9.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of passageway, and on the southwest 
10 feet beyond the southwest portal of pas- 
sageway. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to excaed 5.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street . 

Width between walls of passageway, 12 
feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of passageway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same, outside of 
passageway. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway in West Division Street, Under the 
Chicago and NorthAvestern Railway. (Street, 
100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
8.4 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.9 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the east 
10 feet beyond the east portal of subway, 
and on the west 10 feet beyond the west 
portal of subway. From this level the 
approaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 feet. 
! Width of roadway, 50 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 25 feet each. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of the same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Passageway in Sloan Street, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 
60 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
.7 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of pas- 
sagev^ay not less than 9.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the east 
10 feet beyond the east portal of passage- 
way, and on the west 10 feet beyond the 
west portal of passageway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of passageway, 12 
feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks, out- 
side of passageway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uni- 
form with the roadway and about one foot 
above the level of same, outside of passage- 
way. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway m Bradley Street, Under the Chicago 

and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 60 Feet 

Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 2.5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 7.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
east 10 feet beyond the east portal of sub- 
way, and on the west 10 feet beyond the 
west portal of subway. From this level the 
approaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3 5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roBdway, 36 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 



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The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Passageway in Ingraham Street, Under the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 
60 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 0.5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
passageway not less than 9.4 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend on the 
east 10 feet beyond the east portal of pas- 
sageway, and on the west 10 feet beyond 
the west portal of passageway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of passageway, 12 
feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of passageway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of the same, outside of 
passageway. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway in Blackhawk Street, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Street, 06 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
2.2 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 7.4 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the northeast 10 
feet beyond the northeast portal of sub- 
way, and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 
the southwest portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to 



a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Junction Subway in Noble Street and Blanche 
Street, and in Fox Place, Under the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway. (Noble and 
Blanche Streets, Each 66 Feet Wide; Fox 
Place, 50 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 2.8 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subways not less than 7.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast por- 
tal of subways, and on the southwest 10 
feet beyond the southwest portal of sub- 
ways. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of the three named streets. 

Width of roadway, 38 feet in each sub- 
way in Blanche and Noble streets. 

Width of roadway in Fox place shall be 
the same as it now exists. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
ways in Blanche and Noble streets. 

Width of sidewalks in Fox place shall 
be the same as they now exist. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subways shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be uni- 



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form with the roadway, and about one foot 
-above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in the center 
of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West North Avenue, Under the 
Chicag-o and Northwestern Railway. (Ave- 
nue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
8.9 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 7.0 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the northeast 10 
feet beyond the northeast portal of sub- 
way, and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 
the southwest portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street, including the approaches of the 
alley on the east and west side of tracks. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 13 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Wabansia Avenue, Uuder the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
0.4 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 9.1 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the northeast 10 



feet beyond the northeast portal of sub- 
way, and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 
the southwest portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 4.0 feet in 100 feet to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street, including the approach into Holt 
street. 

Width between walls of subway, 33 feet. 

Width of roadway, 25 feet. 

Widtn of sidewalks, 4 feet each. 

Width of roadway and siaewalks out- 
side of subway and in Holt street shall be 
the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 



Subway in CJybourn Place, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Place, 

66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
3.9 feet below the present surf ace of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.6 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 10 feet 
beyond the east portal of subway, and on 
the west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 
subway. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street, including the 
approaches in Ashland avenue and Cov- 
entry street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 



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Three lines of posts may be placed in 
subway, one in each curb line of street and 
inside thereof to support girders, and one 
line of posts in the center of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Armitage Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway, Milwaukee 
and Wisconsin Divisions. (Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
3.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 7.2 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
east 10 feet beyond the east portal of sub- 
way, and on the southwest 10 feet beyond 
the southwest portal of subway, of the 
Wisconsin Division of said railway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet, to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street, including the approaches of the 
alleys and streets between the head of the 
east and west approaches of subway. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 88 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway, including all of the streets inter- 
secting said approaches of subway, shall 
be the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders 
on the Wisconsin Division portion of sub- 
way. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Elston Avenue (Second Crossing), 
Under Chicago and Northwestern Railway. 
(Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



4.2 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.7 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
east 10 feet beyond the east portal of sub- 
way, and on the west 10 feet beyond the 
west portal of subway. From this level 
the approaches shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of streets 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about onfr 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders^ 
and one line of posts in the center of road- 
way. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Webster Avenne, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
2.9 feet below the present surface of tracks,, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 8.7 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 10 feet 
beyond the east portal of subway, and on 
the west 10 feet beyond the west portal of 
subway. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 86 feet. 

Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 14 feet each in sub- 
way. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 



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uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Fullerion' Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Avenue, 
80 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.2 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.7 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of subway, and on the southwest 10 
feet beyond the southwest portal of sub- 
way . From this level the approaches shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the approaches 
of the streets which are parallel with the 
east right of way line of said railway. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 feet. 

Width of roadway, 48 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 16 feet each. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Clybourn Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of streets shall not ex- 
ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 6.7 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
northeast 10 feet beyond the northeast 
portal of subway; and on the southwest 
10 feet beyond tho southwest portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches shall 
extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 



in 100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the approaches 
of the alleys and streets between the heads, 
of the east and west approaches of sub- 
ways. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in sub^ 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside^ 
of subway, and including all of the streets 
and alleys intersecting said approaches of 
subway, shall be the same as they now ex- 
ist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed ia 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in center of 
roadway. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Passageway in Wrightwood Avenue, Under 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway., 
(Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression oC street shall not exceed 
2.4 feet below the present surface of tracks^ 
making the elevation of the floor of pas-, 
sage way not less than 9.2 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the east^ 
10 feet beyond the east portal of passage- 
way, and on the west 10 feet beyond the 
west portal of passageway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet 
to a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of passageway, 12 
feet. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of passageway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

Clear head room, 10 feet. 



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Subway in Elston Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Kailway. 
(Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 4.5 feet above city- 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 
subway, and on the north 10 feet beyond 
the north portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in North Ashland Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Kailway. 
(Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
S.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 6.7 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the south 10 feet 
beyond the south portal of subway, and on 
the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 
of subway. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 



of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Clear hea*d room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in North Marshfleld Avenue. Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 3.5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 6.8 feet above cjty 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 
subway, and on the north 10 feet beyond 
the north portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to 
a connection with the present surface of 
street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The denression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 11 feet. 

Section 4b. The grade of all the 
streets that Intersect the approaches to 
subways, as described in Section 4a of 
this ordinance, shall be depressed so as 
to conform to the grade of the ap- 
proaches into such subways. 

Section 4c. If in any case it shall be 
found necessary to construct any retain- 
ing or side walls in connection with any 
approaches to subways, then such walls 
may be constructed within the limits of 
the street, alley or way upon which such 



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approach is situated, and the abutments 
or side walls of thesubway itself, reached 
by such approach, may be correspond- 
j ingly advanced into the street so as to be 
I in a continuous straight line with the 
approach wall; and in any such case the 
other details and dimensions of the sub- 
I way, given in the attached schedule of 
subways, may be changed as far as nec- 
essary to accord with the location of re- 
taining or side walls or abutments as 
aforesaid . 

Section 5. All such excavations shall 
be made in the streets as may be re- 
quired for the depression of such sub- 
ways and the approaches thereto. But 
the depressed portion of the streets shall 
be restored to serviceable condition for 
the use of the public as soon as prac- 
ticable, and all water pipes, conduits, 
sewers and other similar substructures 
belonging to the city that may be dis- 
turbed by such excavations or required 
to be moved or deflected from the posi- 
tion in which they are found shall be re- 
placed or suitable expedients and ar- 
rangements shall be devised and pro- 
vided to restore them as fully as may 
be to their former state of usefulness, 
but the gradients of the sewers shall not 
be reduced in any event. All such work 
shall be done by the respective railway 
companies, as indicated in Section 4a, 
and at their sole expense, and under the 
immediate supervision and to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. The grades of all the 
streets and alleys in which any subways 
or approaches are to be built, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, or where streets shall be depressed 
in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance along the line of the several 
subways, or approaches shall be and the 
same are hereby changed so as to con- 
form to the grades of such subways, or ap- 
proaches as they shall be depressed and 
constructed pursuant to the provisions of 
this ordinance. All ordinances hereto- 
ore passed for opening streets across 



any portion of the right of way or yards 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company, where the tracks are re- 
quired to be elevated as in this ordinance 
provided, are hereby repealed, except in 
those cases where the street ordered 
opened has already in fact been opened 
and traveled and has become a lawful 
and existing highway not hereby va- 
cated, with the exception of Webster 
avenue, where a subway is to be built in 
accordance with the schedule of subways 
in this ordinance contained; and any and 
all portions of any streets, alleys or 
avenues now existing and crossing either 
of the lines of railway within the limits 
in this ordinance provided for, the ele- 
vation or depression of such company's 
roadbed are hereby discontinued and 
vacated within the limits of such com- 
pany's right of way, except the parts of 
of streets, alleys or avenues hereby re- 
quired to be occupied by subways or 
passageways or where this ordinance re- 
quires a grade crossing to be provided. 

Section 7. Provision shall be made 
for the drainage of the several depressed 
subways provided for in this ordinance 
by the construction of receiving basins 
properly located in or immediately ad- 
jacent to said subways, which said receiv- 
ing basins shall be connected with and 
discharge their contents into the adjacent 
city sewers. In case the lowest point of 
the surface of any of said subways should 
be below the grade of the adjacent sewer, 
some other adequate means of drainage 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works must be devised and pro- 
vided by said railway companies at their 
expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The subways 
and the approaches thereto, so to be con- 
structed by said companies in said streets 
and avenues aforesaid, shall all conform 
to the following structural requirements, 
viz.: The roadways shall be paved with 
a single course of vitrified brick of stand- 
ard quality, laid at right angles with the 
curb lines and set upon a solid founda- 
tion of hydraulic cement concrete of not 



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less than six (6) inches thick or deep 
when solidly tamped in place and other- 
wise finished and properly crowned 
ready for the brick wearing surface, 
between which and the concrete there 
shall be interposed a layer of screened 
sand not less than one-half inch thick. 
The curb shall be of sound hard lime- 
stone of standard dimensions and finish, 
and the sidewalks in subways shall be 
finished and paved with Portland ce- 
ment concrete of standard quality and 
workmanship, and with the curbing and 
roadway paving shall be made, finished 
and put in permanent place in accord- 
ance with the requirements of the De- 
partment of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. The approaches of subways 
shall be excavated to the grade estab- 
lished by this ordinance, and shall be in 
all other respects restored as near as 
may be to their condition before being 
so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this 
section mentioned, which are already 
paired or provided with sidewalks, such 
paving and sidewalks shall be restored 
with the present material, when the 
same is in good condition, by said rail- 
way company or companies, at their 
own expense, in such portions of said 
streets as are required to be constructed 
by said company or companies, except 
that said railway company or com- 
panies are not required to restore any 
part of the paving of approaches or sub- 
ways, which will be the duty of any 
street railway company, or other cor- 
poration itself to restore under existing 
laws or ordinances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 
panies shall pave the entire length and 
width of the roadway in such portions of 
the subways as are required to be con- 
structed by said company or companies 
as is mentioned in this ordinance, except 
that such company or companies shall 
not be required to pave any part of the 
subways to be occupied by, or adjacent 
to street railway tracks, which by reason 
of existing laws, or ordinances, it will be 



the duty of any street railway company^ 
or other corporation, itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway com- 
pany occupying any of the streets in the 
City of Chicago where the grade of such 
streets is changed, shall, when and as the 
grade of such street shall be changed as 
in this ordinance provided, at its own 
expense, without claim for damages, con- 
form the grade of its track or tracks to 
the said change of grade of said streets, 
and nothing in this ordinance shall oper- 
ate to be held to relieve such street rail- 
way companies from any liability now 
existing, however created, to pave or 
bear the expense of paving such streets- 
between or on either side of the rails of 
its said tracks, in the manner and torra 
as now required. 

Paragraph 5. Nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be so construed 
as to require the said railway companies^ 
or either of them, to assume any dam- 
ages to adjacent property or business, 
caused by change of grade of streets^ 
avenues, alleys or the railway, or by the 
vacation of any street, alley, avenue or 
other public way, or by the performance 
by either railway company of the mat- 
ters and things in this ordinance re- 
quired of such railway, or to defend any 
suit, or suits, which may be brought 
against any party or parties for the re- 
covery of any such damages, but it is 
understood that all such damages, if 
there are any, shall be adjusted and paid 
by the City of Chicago, and said city 
will assume the defense of any and all 
suits brought for the recovery of th& 
same, intervening therein, if necessary, 
for such purpose, and will wholly relieve 
said railway companies from defending 
the same, and will assume and pay all 
judgments recovered therein. The above 
stipulations in this paragraph are, how- 
ever, upon the condition precedent that 
in case any suit be brought against any 
of the said companies, said company 
will, before the last day to plead therein, 
give notice in writing of such suit and 
of such service to the Mayor and the 



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[1897. 



Corporation Counsel of said city for the 
purpose of enabling such defense to be 
made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work hereinbefore 
in this ordinance required to be done by 
said company or companies upon, or in 
connection with, the public avenues and 
streets of the city shall be done and per- 
formed under the superintendence and 
subject to the inspection and approval of 
the Commissioner of Public Works of 
said city. At least ten (10) days prior to 
the commencement of any part of such 
work the plans and specifications there- 
for shall be submitted to said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works for his examina- 
tion, and if found to be in accordance with 
the provisions of this ordinance in so far 
as this ordinance contains specific pro- 
visions, and in the absence of such specific 
provisions, if they shall be satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works in 
regard to matters and details, which by 
this ordinance are left to his discretion 
and judgment, such plans shall be ap- 
proved by him, and after such approval 
all of the work outlined and included 
therein shall be constructed in strict con- 
formity therewith. Nothing in this or- 
dinance contained shall impose any lia- 
bility on either of said railway com- 
panies to the City of Chicago for the 
services to be performed by any ofiicer 
or employe of said city in superintend- 
ing the work required by this ordinance. 

Section 10. Permission and authority 
are hereby given to said companies, 
whenever the same shall be necessary in 
the prosecution of the work they are 
herein authorized or required to perform, 
to obstruct, temporarily, any public 
street, avenue or alley to such extent and 
' for such length of time as may be ap- 
i proved by the Commissioner of Public 
I Works, and they are also hereby author- 
i ized, whenever the same shall become 
I necessary, to erect and maintain tem- 
porary structures and false work in any 
of said streets and avenues during the 
construction of their said elevated rail- 



ways, subject to the like approval of 
said Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 11. When the said several 
railways, in Section 1 of this ordinance 
mentioned, shall have elevated or de- 
pressed their respective tracks in accord- 
ance with this ordinance, so that the 
same shall be ready for use, then and 
thereupon all provisions of the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago relating 
to the speed of railway trains, the 
length of trains, the number of 
cars to constitute a train, the giving 
of signals upon such trains, and the 
maintenance of gates, flagmen, watch- 
men, signals and signal towers, shall 
cease to be applicable to said railroads; 
provided, however, that the foregoing 
provisions of this section shall apply 
only to such portions of the tracks of 
said railroad companies as shall have 
been elevated pursuant to the terms of 
this ordinance, and provided, however, 
this ordinance is not to be construed as a 
waiver or surrender by the City of Chi- 
cago of any of its police powers or of the 
right at any time hereafter to pass neces- 
sary and reasonable police ordinances in 
relation to the matters last above enum- 
erated. After such elevation it shall be 
unlawful for any person or persons, save 
employes of said companies, or either of 
them, in the discharge of their duties, 
to enter or be upon or to walk along or 
across the said elevated structure or road- 
way at any place. If any person shall 
wilfully trespass upon said elevated road- 
way, such person and all others aiding 
abetting or assisting therein shall be 
liable to a fine of not less than five dol- 
lars nor more than one hundred dollars 
for each and every offense. 

, Sec. 12. Said railway company or 
companies mentioned in this ordinance 
shall, at least ten (10) days prior to the 
commencement of any part or parts of 
said work which is designed to be within 
the limits of, or abutting on, any street 
or avenue, submit to the Commissioner 
of Public Works for his approval, com- 
plete plans and specifications of said part 

or parts of said proposed work, for the 



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L1897. 



purpose of ascertaining whether the 
same are in strict compliance with the 
provisions of this ordinance.and after ap- 
proval of all such plans and specifica- 
tions by the Commissioner of Public 
Works all of said work shall be con- 
structed in strict accordance therewith, 
and to the entire satisfaction of said Com- 
missioner of Pubhc Works, and not 
otherwise, except as herein otherwise 
provided. 

Section 13. The said railway com- 
panies mentioned in Section 1 of this 
ordinance, and who are required to 
elevate or depress their tracks, shall com- 
mence the work of such elevation and 
depression on or before the first day of 
May, 1898, provided this ordinance shall 
have been accepted by the said railways 
hereby required to elevate or depress 
their tracks, such work shall be fully and 
finally completed within two years, un- 
less prevented by strike, or restrained by 
injunction or other orders or process of 
a court of competent jurisdiction. The 
time during which said railway com- 
panies shall be prevented by strike or 
strikes or legal proceedings, as aforesaid, 
shall be added to the time hereby lim- 
ited for the completion of said work, 
provided said railway companies give 
notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago, of the institution of 
such legal proceedings. The City of 
Chicago shall thereupon have the right 
to intervene in any suit or proceedings 
brought by any person or persons seeking 
to enjoin or restrain, or in any manner 
interfere with the prosecution of said 
work, and move for a dissolution of such 
injunction and restraining order, and for 
any other proper order in such suit. 

Section 14. Each of the companies' 
required by this ordinance to elevate its 
tracks shall do its portion of the work in 
accordance with the terms hereof, in apt 
and proper time, so as not to interfere 
with the proper and orderly prosecution 
of such work as a whole. Should either 
of the companies mentioned in Section 1 
of this ordinance fail or neglect so to 



prosecute its work, the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago 
shall have and is hereby given the right, 
power and authority to give ten days* 
notice in writing to said delinquent com- 
pany to prosecute such work. If such 
company shall fail or neglect to comply 
with said notice, the Commissioner of 
Public Works may take charge of and 
cause such work to be done, and the ex- 
pense thereof shall thereupon be paid 
by such delinquent company. Any time 
during which either of said companies 
may be prevented by delay of the other 
of such companies from performing its 
part of the work under this ordinance, 
shall be added to the total time allowed 
to the company so delayed for the com- 
pletion of its own work. 

Section 15. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, ap- 
proval and publication; provided, how- 
ever, this ordinance shall be null and 
void unless said Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company and the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company shall, through their authorized 
officers, file with the Mayor of the City 
of Chicago, within thirty days from the 
passage and approval by the Mayor of 
this ordinance, agreement or agreements 
duly executed whereby said railway com- 
panies shall undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of 
them respectively by this ordinance. 
After the filing of said agreement or 
agreements by all of said companies and 
not before, this ordinance shall not be 
materially modified or amended with- 
out the consent of any company affected 
by any proposed modification, unless said 
company shall be in default in the per- 
formance of the several matters and 
things required by this ordinance and 
undertaken to be done by such agree- 
ment. 

SPECIAL, ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
an ordinance for the elevation of the tracks 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway, between Central Park boulevard 



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H897. 



and IrviDg Park boulevard, published No- 
vember 22, 1897, page 925, be now taken up. 

Aid. Maltby moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as follows: 

1. To amend after the word "respect- 
ively," in the fifth line of caption, by add- 
ing the word "and." 

2. Page 925, line 4 of Section 1, add the 
words *'each respectively" after the word 
"are." 

3. Page 926, line 60 of Paragraph 1, by 
striking out the word "the" after the word 
"called." 

4. Page 928, line 6 of Section 2, by strik- 
ing out the word "or" and inserting the 
word "and" in lieu thereof. 

5. Page 928, line 27 of Section 2, strike 
out the word "thence" and insert "then." 

6. Page &28, line 6 of Section 3, strike 
out the word "or" and insert after the 
word "three" in same line the words "or 
four." 

7. Page 929. line 6 of Section 4, Para- 
graph 1, insert the words "Central Park 
boulevard" before the words "West'Chi- 
cago avenue." 

8. Page 929, line 8 of Section 4, Para- 
graph 3, strike out all after the word "por- 
tion" down to and including the word 
"line," at the end of line 16, and insert the 
following: "Of said subway lying west of 
a line midway between the nearest rail of 
the present tracks of said railway com- 
panies, and also the west approach of said 
subway, and the Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway Company shall construct the 
remaining portion and the east approach of 
said subway lying east of said last above 
mentioned line." 

9. Page 929, after Section 4a, insert the 
following: "Subway in Central Park bou- 
levard, under the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway. (Boulevard, 264 feet 
wide.) 

"This subway shall be constructed of such 
dimensions and according to such plans as 
may be agreed upon between the West Chi- 
cago Park Commissioners and the said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way." 

10. Pages 923 to 939, inclusive, in the 
schedule of subways, strike out the follow- 
ing words where they appear in the 
schedule of subways: "On the east 10 
feet beyond the east portal of subway, and 



on the west 10 feet beyond the west portal 
of subway," and insert the following 
words: "To the right of way lines of said 
railway on each side thereof." Also strike 
out the word "subway" where it appears 
in the list of subways, in the following 
clause: "Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of 'subways' shall," and insert in 
each instance the following: "right of way 
lines," in lieu thereof. 

11. Page 931, after the word* 'thereof," 
in line 26. of subway in Central Park ave- 
nue, add the following words: "And one 
line of posts in the centre of roadway." 

12. Pages 935, 936 and 937, add the fol- 
lowing to the subways in West Wright- 
wood avenue, Wellington avenue and Ros- 
coe street, at the end gf each: "Provided* 
however, that the said Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company shall not 
be required to construct any part of this 
subway, or to provide any opening what- 
ever of this street across or through its 
proposed elevated embankment or struc- 
ture, as required by the terms of this ordi- 
nance, until such time as the land neces- 
sary for a continuous street sixty-six feet 
in width, for at least one- quarter (^) of a 
mile in length, upon each side of the right 
of way of said railway company, shall 
have been properly dedicated or con- 
demned for street purposes, and said street 
shall have been graded or otherwise prop- 
erly prepared for general use by the 
public." 

13. Page 938, after the word "thereof,'^ 
in line 39, of subway in Milwaukee av- 
enue, add the following words: "And one 
line of posts in the center of roadway." 

14. Page 940, after line 38, of the list of 
subways, and before Section 4b, add the 
following words: " Whenever in the tore-^ 
going subway specifications the words 
'right of way of said railway' are used it 
shall be understood and agreed that such 
right of way is not more than one hundred 
(100) feet in width." 

15. Page 940, Section 5, after the word 
"Chicago," at the end of line 26, add the 
following: "And if in the construction of 
any of said subways or approaches it shall 
become necessary to disturb, remove or 
destroy any pipes, conduits, wires or other 
property belonging to any private corpora- 
tion or individual, all the costs and ex- 
pense thereof, and all the damage 



i 



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[1897. 



thereto, shall be borne aud assumed by 
the City of Chicago, and the said city will 
by condemnation, purchase or otherwise 
secure to said railway company the free 
and uninterrupted right to prosecute its 
said work, and will save the said railway 
<;ompany harmless from any and all claims, 
demands and suits arising therefrom, and 
all damages which may be recovered 
therefor." 

16. Page* 940, Section 7, line 9, after the 
■word "sewers" add the following: "Pro- 
vided there shall be a city sewer adjacent 
to such subway and within two hundred 
i200) feet therefrom." 

17. Page 941, Section 8, Paragraph 2, 
line 14, after the word "which" add the 
word '4t." 

18. Page 941, Section 8, Paragraph 3, 
line 8, strike out the word "as." 

19. Page 941, Section 8, Paragraph 4, 
line 4, strike out the word "company" and 
insert in lieu thereof the words "of either 
of said;" also in line 11, strike out the 
word "to" and insert the word "or." 

20. Page 942, Saction 8, Paragraph 6, 
line 14, after the word "understood" add 
the following words: "And the City ot 
Chicago hereby agrees," also in lines 29, 
SO and 31, Section 8, Paragraph 6, strike 
out the words "at least five days before the 
return day of summons therein," and in- 
sert in lieu thereof the words "before the 
last day to plead therein." 

■21. Page 948, Section 10, line 5, after the 
word "work" add the word "which." 

22. Page948,Sectionl3,line8. Strikeout 
the word "who," and insert the word 
'^' which," .'and after the word "railways," 
in the eighth line, insert the word "com- 
panies," and strike out letter "s" of the 
word "railways ;" in the ninth line 
strike out the word "after" and insert 
the words "and after;" in the four- 
teenth line, after the word "years," 
insert the following words : "from 
said May 1, 1898;" in the same line 
add "s" to "strike," and after the word 
^•strike" add the word "riots," and after 
the word "be," in the eighteenth line, add 
the word "so;" also in lines 19-20 strike 
out the following words : "By strike or 
strikes or legal proceedings." Page 944, 
in line 25, strike out "local" and insert in 
lieu thereof the word "legal." Add the fol- 
'owing to the end of Section 13 : "And it is 



further distinctly understood and agreed 
that if said railway companies, or either of 
them, shall be delayed in the prosecution 
of any of the said work required to be 
done under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, by reason of the obstruction of 
pipes, conduits, wires or other property of 
private corporations or individuals. as men- 
tioned in Section 5 of this ordinance, 
or by reason of any delay on the part of 
the City of Chicago or of any of its officers 
in performing the duties imposed upon 
the city and its officers by this ordinance 
in respect to the work herein required to 
be done by said railway companies, re- 
spectively, then, and in that case, the time 
which said railway companies, or either of 
them, shall be so delayed, shall be added 
to the two years from May 1st, 1898, during 
which said companies are required by the 
terms of this ordinance to complete said 
work." 

23. Page 946, Section 15, line 219, strike 
out the word "reasonable" and after the 
word "price" insert the following words: 
"Deemed by said railway company to be 
reasonable;" also, add the following to the 
end of Seciion 15: And said Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
shall have the right to take part in said 
condemnation proceedings in behalf of the 
city by counsel specially employed by it, 
and shall have the right to have all wit- 
nesses that It may name called to testify in 
said condemnation proceedings." 

24. Page 946, Section 16, line 8, strike 
out the words "by means of subways only" 
and after the word "company" in the tenth 
line, add the words "such crossing shall be 
by subway only," and in line 29, paga 947, 
strike out the word "over" and insert "or" 
in Jieu thereof; and in line 30, strike out 
the word "regard" and insert the word 
"respect," and alter the word "bridges" in 
line 31, insert the words "and subways;" 
also after the word "ordinance," in line 33, 
insert the following: "Such bridges shall 
conform to the general plan of the bridges 
provided for in this ordinance, except as to 
such changes in the details thereof as may 
be agreed upon by the City Engineer of the 
City of Chicago and the Chief Engineer of 
said railway company; but in all other re- 
spects such crossing shall be constructed 
in accordance with the provisions thereof 
in respect to the streets named in this or- 
dinance." 



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25. Page 947, Section 17, line 18, strike 
out the words "all of," and in line 19 
strike out the word "several;" also in line 
22 strike out the word "any" and insert 
the word "either;" also in line 22 change 
the word "affected" to "effected." 

The amendments were adopted. 

Aid. Maltby moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, 
Gazzolo, Duddleston,Kahler, Francis, May- 
pole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, Anderson, 
Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, Rogers, Bren- 
nan, Powers, Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, 
Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, Maltby, O'Mal- 
ley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, Portman, 
Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, Kimbell, 
Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, 
Mowrer, Reichardt, Northrop, Sproul, 
Mavor, Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward) 
—62. 

Nays— Wsilsh— I. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, and the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, respectively, and to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

That the Chicago, Milwaukee and- St, 
Paul Railway Company and the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company are 
each, respectively, hereby ordered and re- 
■quired to elevate the plane of certain of 
their roadbed and tracks within certain 
limits of the City of Chicago in manner and 
upon the conditions hereinafter specified, 
that is to say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at the most de- 
sirable point on the existing tracks of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company southeast of the viaduct at Cen- 
tral Park boulevard ; thence said elevated 



roadbed and tracks shall rise on the most 
suitable gradient convenient and practica- 
ble to said railway company to a point 
about on the west line of said viaduct, 
where an elevation of not less than 23.5 
feet above city datum shall be attained ; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue to rise in a northerly and 
westerly direction on an ascending gra- 
dient of about 0.6 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 600 feet to a point about on 
the south line of West Chicago avenue, 
where an elevation of not less than 27.0 
feet above city datum shall be attained ; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northerly and westerly 
direction and on an ascending gradient of 
about 0.6 per centum for a distance of 
about 700 feet to a point about on the east 
line of Kedzie avenue, where an elevation 
of not less than 31.4 feet above city datum 
shall be attained ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
northerly and westerly direction on an 
ascending gradient of about .11 per 
centum for a distance of about 1,850 feet 
to a point about on the south line of Grand 
avenue, where an elevation of not less 
than 83.4 feet above city datum shall be 
attained ; thence said elevated roadbed and 
tracks shall continue in a northerly and 
westerly direction on an ascending gra- 
dient of about .03 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 4,850 feet to a point on the 
south line of Wabansia avenue, where an 
elevation of not less than 35.0 feet above 
city datum shall be attained ; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly and westerly direction on a 
level gradient for a distance of about 10,560 
feet to a point about on the south line of 
West Belmont avenue, where an elevation 
of not less than 35.0 feet above city datum 
shall be attained, and crossing in said last 
mentioned course, at grade, the. proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chicago 
and Council Bluffs Division, as hereinafter 



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described in Section 1, Paragraph 2, at 
what is known and called the 
Pacific Junction; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly and westerly direction 
on an ascending gradient of about 
. 15 per centum for a distance of about 3.980 
feet to a point about on the south line of 
Milwaukee avenue, where an elevation of 
not less than 40.9 feet above city datum 
shall be attained ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
northwest and westerly direction on a level 
grade for a distance of about 1,720 feet to a 
point about on the north line of Irving 
Park boulevard, where an elevation of not 
less than 40.9 feet above city datum shall 
be attained , and crossing at grade in said 
last mentioned course the proposed elevated 
roadbed and tracks of the May fair 'Cut 
Off" Branch line of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Kail way Company as here- 
inafter mentioned ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
northerly and westerly direction and shall 
descend on the most suitable and practi- 
cable gradient to a connection with the 
present roadbed and tracks northwest of 
IrviDg Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 2. From the most desirable 
point east of North Lawndale avenue on 
the existing tracks of tbe Chicago and 
Council Bluffs Division of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway, the tracks 
of said railway company shall rise on the 
most suitable gradient convenient and prac- 
ticable to said railway company to a point 
about on the east line of North Lawndale 
avenue, where an elevation of not less 
than 32.5 feet above city datum shall be at- 
tained; thence said elevated roadbed and 
tracks shall continue in a westerly direc- 
tion on an ascending gradient of about .30 
per centum for a distance of about 830 feet 
to a point about 10 feet east of the east rail 
of the most easterly track oE the Chicago 
Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 



St. Paul Railway Company, where an ele- 
vation of not less than 35.0 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks of said Chicago 
and Council Bluffs Division shall continue 
in a westerly direction and on a level 
gradient to a point about 10 feet west of the- 
west rail of the most westerly track of the 
Chicago Division of said Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway, and crossing at 
grade in said last mentioned course the 
proposed elevated roadbed and tracks of 
the Chicago Division of said Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway as hereinbe- 
fore described in Section 1, Paragraph 1; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a westerly direction on a 
descending gradient of about .06 per 
centum for a distance of about 480 feet to a 
point about on the east line of North 
Springfield avenue, where an elevation of 
not less than 34 7 feet above city datum 
shall be attained; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
westerly direction on a descending gradient 
of about 04 per centum for a distance of 
about 730 feet to a point about on the west 
line of North Fortieth avenue, where an 
elevation of not less than 34.4 feet above 
city datum shall be attained; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a westerly direction and shall descend on 
the most suitable gradient convenient and 
praejicable to said railway company to a 
connection with their present roadbed and 
tracks west of North Fortieth avenue. 

Paragraph 3. From the most desirable 
point south of Milwaukee avenue on the 
existing tracks of the May f air " Cut Off" 
Branch line of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway, the tracks of said rail- 
way company shall rise on the most suit- 
able gradient convenient and practicable 
to said railway company to a point about 
on the south line of Milwaukee avenue, 
where an elevation of not less than 40.9 feet 
above city datum shall be attained; thence 



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said elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 
tinue in a northerly direction on a level 
gradient for a distance of about 1,200 feet 
to a point about on the north line of Irving 
Park boulevard, where an elevation of 
not less than 40.9 feet above city datum 
shall be attained; and crossing at grade in 
said last mentioned course the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Faul Railway Company 
as hereinbefore described; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks shall continue in 
a northerly direction and shall descend 
on the most suitable gradient convenient 
and practicable to said railway company 
to a connection with their present roadbed 
and tracks north of Irving Park boule- 
vard. 

Paragraph 4. The railway companies 
named in this ordinance are hereby author- 
ized to make such changes in the position 
and alignment of their respective main and 
side tracks and switch connections as may 
be desirable in order to carry out the pro- 
visions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 5. Permission and authority 
is also hereby given to the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway Company to 
elevate the " T" track of its branch lines 
at Pacific Junction; and to make such 
changes in their location as the said com- 
pany may deem necessary. 

Paragraph 6. All elevation of railroad 
tracks mentioriedin this ordinance shall 
refer to the top of the rail. 

Section 2. The embankment or embank- 
ments on which said elevated roadbed shall 
be constructed, within the aforesaid limits, 
shall be composed of sand, clay, gravel, 
loam, broken stone and whatever else may 
compose the surplus material excavated 
from the subways and from the founda- 
tion pits and trenches along the line of said 
work. The side slopes and lateral di- 
mensions of said embankments will be 
fixed and determined by the natural angle 
of repose of the materials of which said 



embankments may be constructed, but 
whenever it may become necessary, for the 
purpose of keeping said embankments en- 
tirely within the lines of the right of way 
of said company, such portions of said 
embankments, at all such points, shall be 
kept within said right of way lines by, or 
they shall be confined between retaining 
walls of stone or brick masonry; provided, 
however,that,whenever said retaining walls 
are of insufficient height to properly protect 
said right of way, and to prevent trespass- 
ing thereon, then said retaining walls as 
aforesaid shall be surmounted with a suit- 
able fence or railing, but whenever saidgre- 
tainmg walls are not used at all, the right 
of way of said company shall be fenced 
in, or otherwise properly enclosed, in com- 
pliance with the present ordinances of the 
City of Chicago relating to the fencing of 
railroad tracks. 

Section 2a. To enable the Chicago, Mil- 
wauke & St. Paul Railway Company to 
prosecute the work of the elevation of 
their roadbed and tracks, in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance, per- 
mission and authority is hereby granted 
to said railway company to elevate the 
roadbed and tracks of the Chicago & Coun- 
cil Bluffs Division lying east and west of 
the Chicago Division, at Pacific Junction, 
temporarily, on embankments or upon 
an open trestlework structure, but the 
abutments of subways at the intersection 
of North Lawnsdale, North Springfield 
and North Fortieth avenues shall be con- 
structed of stone in accordance with the 
provisions described in Section 4a, and 
neither the passage of this ordinance, the 
incurring of any expense, nor the doing 
of any work thereunder by said railway 
company shall ever be construed or in any 
manner whatever to estop or prevent the 
City of Chicago from hereafter passing 
an ordinance for the elevation of the road- 
bed and tracks beyond the points men- 
V tioned in this ordinance. 



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[1897. 



Section 3. The said elevated tracks shall 
be carried across all intersecting streets, 
avenues and alleys, which, by the terms 
of this ordinance, are to be provided with 
subways, on suitable bridges of one, two, 
three or four spans, whose superstructure 
shall consist of iron or steel main girders, 
with iron or steel main floor, or ordinary 
track stringers; but should the latter 
method be adopted, some suitable device 
«hall be provided to prevent storm water, 
dirt, oil and other substances from drop- 
ping from such elevated structure upon the 
subways beneath. The said bridges shall 
be supported on abutments of concrete, 
stone or brick masonry, or on rows of iron 
or steel columns, braced together laterally 
and erected on and anchored to masonry 
foundations, constructed within the lines 
of the railroad right of way and [in 
curb lines of the intersecting avenues and 
streets. 

Section L Paragraph 1. Subways 
shall be constructed beneath the tracks of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company where said tracks are in- 
tersected and crossed by Central Park 
boulevard, West Chicago avenue, North 
Kedzie avenue, North Spaulding avenue, 
(Grand and Homan avenue) West Division 
street, Central Park avenue, (Tinkham 
and Hirsch street), (North Lawndale ave- 
nue and LeMoyne street) West North ave- 
nue, West Wabansia avenue, Cortland 
street, Armitage avenue, Dickens avenue, 
Humboldt avenue, (North Fortieth and 
iJeldon avenue) West Fullerton avenue, 
West Wrightwood avenue, West Diversey 
avenue, West Wellington street, West Bel- 
mont avenue, West Roscoe street. West 
Addison avenue, Milwaukee avenue, Irving 
Park boulevard, North Lawndale avenue, 
North Springfield avenue and North For- 
tieth avenue. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be con- 
structed beneath the tracks of the Mayfair 
^'Cut Off" Branch line of the Chicago 



and N^orth western Railway where said 
tracks are intersected and crossed by Mil- 
waukee avenue and Irving Park boulevard. 
Paragraph 3. The subway at Irving 
Park boulevard shall be constructed jointly 
by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
^Railway Company and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company, and the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company shall construct that portion of 
said subway lying west of a line midway 
between the nearest rail of the present 
tracks of said railway companies; and 
also the west approach of said subway; and 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company shall construct the remaining 
portion and east approach of said subway 
lying east of said last above mentioned 
line. 

Section 4a. The several subways, 
passageways and street grade crossings, 
hereinbefore referred to in Section 4 of 
this ordinance, and which shall be con- 
structed with the elevation upon which 
such tracks are to be placed, shall, as to 
their size and dimensions, locations and 
other details, be in accordance with the fol- 
lowing schedule: 

Subwaj^ in Central Park Boulevard, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (Boulevard, 26i Feet Wide ) 

This subway shall be constructed of 
such dimensions and according to such 
plans as maybe agreed upon between the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners and 
the said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway Company. 



Subway in West Chicago Avenue, Under the 
Chicag-o, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Chicas-o Avenue, 80 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
8.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 13.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway, on each side 



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thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
8.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surf ace lot street, including the 
north and south approaches of Albany 
avenue, as they shall be changed so as to 
conform to the lines of the street as here- 
inafter specified in Section 15 of this ordi- 
nance. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 88 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 21 feet each, in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in West Chicago avenue, 
and in Albany avenue they shall be made 
to conform with the^new lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Kedzie Avenue, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.3 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 17.9 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 6 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 



of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in North Spaulding Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Spaulding Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex-^ 
ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 18.8 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out>- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 

Subway in Grand Avenue, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St, Paul Railway. (GrantS* 
Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.6 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 19.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 



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[1897, 



proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street, 
including the north and south approaches 
of Homan avenue as they shall be changed 
so as to conform to the lines of street as 
hereinafter specified in Section 15 of this 
ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in Grand avenue, and in 
Homan avenue they shall be made to con- 
form with the new lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and Inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in the center 
of roadway. 

Clear head room, 12 5 feet. 



Subway in West Division Street, Under the 
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Division Street, 80 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 3.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 19.9 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 feet. 

Width of roadway, 48 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 16 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist. 



The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Central Park Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Central Park Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
2 . 9 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 20.8 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof, and one line of 
posts in the center of roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Hirsch Street, Under the Chicago 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Hirsch 
Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
2.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 21.1 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway on each side thereof. 
From this level.the approaches shall extend 



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L1897. 



on a grade of not to exceed 8.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the north and 
south approaches of Tinkham street,' as 
they shall be changed so as to conform to 
the lines of the street as hereinafter speci- 
fied in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet, in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in Hirsch street, and in 
Tinkham street they shall be made to con- 
form to the new lines of the street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 

Subway in Le Moyne Street, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway (Le 
Moyne Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
8.3 feet below the present surf ace of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21 . 1 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 8.0 feet in 100 feet 
to a connection with the present surface of 
street, including the north and south ap- 
proaches of North Lawndale avenue, as 
they shall be changed so as to conform 
to the lines of the street as hereinafter 
specified in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 



they now exist in Le Moyne street, and 
in North Lawndale avenue they shall be 
made to conform to the new lines of the 
street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



SubAvay in West North Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West North Avenue, 100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4. 5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 20 9 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to 
the right of way lines of said railway on 
each side thereof. From this level the 
approaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 8.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street, in- 
cluding the south approach of Ridgeway 
avenue. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 feet. 

Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines in West Chi- 
cago avenue and Kidgeway avenue shall 
be the same as they now exist. 

The depression shall be uniform with the 
roadway and about one foot above level 
of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support gir- 
ders. , 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Wabansia Avenue. Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. P^ul Railway. 
(West Wabansia Avenue, 66 Feet Wide,) ' 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



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[1897, 



4.2 feet below the present surfacQ of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 21.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway, on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the south ap- 
proach of Hamlin avenue. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadwiiy, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
o[ right of way lines in West Wabansia av- 
enue and Hamlin avenue shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Cortland Street, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Cortland 
street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.3 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway, on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 



The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb' 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Armitage Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway.. 
(Armitage Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.5 feet below the present surface of tracks^ 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway, on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street,, 
including the north and south approaches- 
of North Springfield avenue, as they shall' 
be changed so as to conform to the lines^ 
of the street as hereinafter specified ia 
Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width Qf sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist in Armitage av- 
enue, and in North Springfield avenue 
they shall be made to conform to the new 
lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Dickens Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Dickens Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



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1075 



[189?^ 



6.8 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 21.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway, on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 
in 100 feet, to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. i 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Humboldt Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Humboldt Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 5.3 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
I of subway not less than 21.5 feet above 
I city datum. This level shall extend to 
i right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 68 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 
The depression of sidewalks shall be 



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uniform with the roadway and about ona 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders*. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Belden Avenue, Under the^ 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Belden Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.8 feet below the present surface of tracks j. 
making the elevation of the floor Of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city- 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway, on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to^ 
exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street, includ- 
ing the north and south approaches of 
North Fortieth avenue, as they shall be 
changed so as to conform to the lines of 
the street as hereinafter specified.in Section 
15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feetp. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub*- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines, shall be the same a» 
they now exist in West Belden avenue, and 
in North Fortieth avenue they shall be 
made to conform with the new lines of the 
street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders » 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Fullerton Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (West Fullerton Avenue, 100 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



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1076 



[1897. 



5.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
^.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, ICO feet. 
Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Wrig-htwood Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and and rit. Paul 
Kailway. (West Wrightwood Avenue, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 21.5 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.0 feet in lOO feet to a connection 
with the present surf ace of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
iivay. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be I 



uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room,;i2 feet. 

Provided^ however, that he said Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company ;shall not be required to con- 
struct any part of this subway or to pro- 
vide any opening whatever of this street 
across or through its proposed elevated em- 
bankment or structure as required by the 
terms of this ordinance until such time as 
the land necessary for a continuous street 
66 feet in width for at least one- quarter 
mile in length upon each side of the right 
of way of said railway company shall have 
been properly dedicated or condemned for 
public street purposes and said street shall 
have been graded or otherwise properly 
prepared for general use of the public. 



Subway in West Diversey Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Diversey Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 21.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 



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[1897. 



Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in West Welling-ton Street. CTnder 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (West Wellington Street, 66 Feet Wide,( 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.7 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
I making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
I ways not less than 21.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist, 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Provided, however, that the said Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Kailway 
Company shall not be required to con- 
struct any part of this subway, or to pro- 
vide any opening whatever of this street 
across or through its proposed elevated em- 
bankment or structure, as required by the 
terms of this ordinance, until such time as 
the land necessary for a continuous street 
66 feet in width for at least one- quarter 
mile in length upon each side of the right 
of way of said railway company, shall 
have been properly dedicated or con- 
demned for public street purposes and said 
street shall have been graded or otherwise 



properly prepared for general use of the 
public. 



Subway in W est Belmont Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (West Belmont Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
6.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Roscoe Street, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Roscoe Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 5.2 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 23.6 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.0 feetinlOO feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 



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1078 



[1897. 



Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Provided, however, that the said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
shall not be required to construct any part 
of this subway or to provide any opening 
whatever of this street across or through 
its proposed elevated emoankment or 
structure as retiuired by the terms of this 
ordinance until such time as the land 
necessary for a continuous street, 66 feet 
in width for at least one-half mile in length 
upon each side of the right of way of said 
railway company shall have been properly 
dedicated or condemned for public street 
purposes, and said street shall have been 
graded or otherwise properly prepared for 
general use of the public. 



Subway in West Addison Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Addison Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 25.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46'feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks. 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 



Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room , 12 . feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee aijd St. Paul Railway. 
(Milwaukee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide,) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.6 feet below the present surface of tracks,, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 26 9 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on 
each side thereof. From this level the 
east approach shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of street, 
including the north approaches of Vernon 
avenue and Depot place; and the west ap- 
proach shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 1.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the new grade of Milwaukee avenue 
as it shall be changed between the subways 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway; and the elevation of this new 
grade shall not be less than 29.0 feet above 
city datum. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in Milwaukee avenue and 
in all the streets intersecting or meeting 
said Milwaukee av^ue. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 



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1079 



[1897. 



Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof, and one line of 
posts in center of roadway, to support 
girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Irving- Park Boulevard, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Irving 
Park Boulevard, 100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
6.8 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 26.9 feetabove city datum. 
This level shall extend to the most easterly 
and most westerly right of way lines of 
«aid railways. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed' 8.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street, includ- 
ing the north approach to Charles street. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 feet. 

Width of roadway, 56 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 22 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines and in Charles street 
shall be the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 

Subway in North Lawndale Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Lawndale Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.0 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 19,2 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 



exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines ot posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room. 12 feet. 



Subway in North Springfield Avenue, Under 
the Chicag-o, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North 'Springfield Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
[making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.2 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



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1080 



[1897. 



Subway in North Fortieth Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Fortieth Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 20.4 feet above city- 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue. Under the Chi- 
cag-o and Northwestern Railway. (Milwau- 
kee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide. 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 26.9 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the west ap- 
proach shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street; and the 
east approach shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 1.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the new grade of Milwaukee 
avenue as it shall be changed between the 
subways of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Kail way; and the elevation of this new 



grade shall not be less than 29.0 feet above 
city datum. 

Width betweenwalls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way shall be the same as they 
now exist in Milwaukee avenue and in all 
the streets intersecting or meeting said Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 

Wherever, in the foregoing subway 
specifications, the words '• right of way 
of said railway" are used, it shall be under- 
stood and agreed that such right of way 
is not more than one hundred (100) feet in 
width. 

Section 4b. The grade of all the streets 
that intersect the approaches to subways 
described in Section 4 of this ordinance 
shall be depressed so as to conform to the 
grade of the approaches into such sub- 
ways. 

Section 4c. In the several subways 
mentioned in this ordinance there shall be 
constructed a vertical curve where the 
head of approaches connects with the pres- 
ent grade of street, and said vertical curve 
shall extend not less than 20 feet each side 
of said intersection of grades, and the mid- 
dle ordinate of the vertical curve shall be 
equal to one-half of the difference between 
the elevation of the points on said inter- 
secting grades. 

Section 5. All such excavation shall be 
made in the streets as may be required for 
the depression of such subways and the 



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[1897. 



approaches thereto. But the depressed 
portion of the streets shall be restored to 
serviceable condition for the use of the 
public as soon as practicable, and all water 
pipes, conduits, sewers and other similar 
substructures belonging to the city that 
may be disturbed by such excavations or 
required to be moved or deflected from 
the positiou in which they are found shall 
be replaced or suitable expedients and ar- 
rangements shall be devised and provided 
to restore them as fully as may be to their 
former state of usefulness, but the gradi- 
ents of the sewers shall not be reduced in 
any event. All such work shall be done 
by the respective railroad companies as 
Indicated in Section 4a, at their sole ex- 
pense, and under the immediate super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. And if in the construction of any 
of said subways or approaches it shall be- 
come necessary to disturb, remove or de- 
stroy any pipes, conduits, wires or other 
property belonging to any private corpor- 
ation or individual, all of the cost and ex- 
pense thereof and all damage thereto shall 
be borne and assumed by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the said city will, by condemna- 
tion, purchase or otherwise secure to 
said railway company the free and unin- 
terrupted right to prosecute its said work, 
and will save the said railway company 
harmless from any and all claims, demands 
and suits arising therefrom, and all dam- 
ages which may be recovered therefor. 

Section;6. The grades of all the streets 
and alleys in which any subways are to be 
built, in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance or where streets shall be 
depressed in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance along the line of 
the several subways, shall be and the same 
are hereby changed so as to conform to the 
grades of such subways as they shall be 
depressed and constructed pursuant to the 
provisions of this ordinance. 



Section 7. Provision shall be made for 
the drainage of the several depressed sub- 
ways provided for in this ordinance by the 
construction of receiving basins properly 
located in or immediately adjacent to said 
subways, which said receiving basins shall 
be connected with, and discharge their 
contents into the adjacent city sewers; pro- 
vided there shall be a city sewer adjacent 
to said subway and within two hundred 
(200) feet therefrom. In case the lowest 
point of the surface of any of said subways 
should be below the grade of the adjacent 
sewer, some other adequate means of drain- 
age satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works must be devised and pro- 
vided by said railroad companies at their 
expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The subways 
and approaches thereto,so to be constructed 
by said companies in said streets and ave- 
nues aforesaid, shall all conform to the fol- 
lowing structural requirements, viz: The 
roadways shall be paved with a single 
course of vitrified brick of standard quality, 
laid at right angles with the curb lines and 
set upon a solid foundation of hydraulic 
cement concrete of not less than six (6) 
inches thick or deep when solidly tamped 
in place and otherwise finished and prop- 
erly crowned ready for the brick wearing 
surface, between which and the concrete 
there shall be interposed a layer of 
screened sand not less than one-half inch 
thick. The curb shall be of sound hard 
limestone of standard dimensions and 
finish, and the sidewalks in subways shall 
be finished and paved with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality and 
workmanship, and with the curbing and 
roadway paving shall be made, finished and 
put in permanent place in accordance with 
the requirements of the Department of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago. The 
approaches of subways shall be excavated 
to the grade established by this ordinance 
and shall be in all other respects restored as 



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Ll897. 



near as may be to their condition before 
being so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this sec- 
tion mentioned, which are already paved 
or provided with sidewalks, such paving 
and sidewalks shall be restored with the 
present material, when the same is in good 
condition, by said railroad company or 
companies at their own expense, in such 
portions of said streets as are required to 
'be constructed by said company or com- 
panies, except that said railway company 
or companies are not required to restore 
any part of the paving of approaches or 
subways, which it will be the duty of any 
street railway company, or other corpora- 
tion, itself to restore under existing laws 
or ordinances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 
panies shall pave the entire length and 
width of the roadway in such portions of 
the subways as are required to be con- 
structed by said company or companies, as 
is mentioned ia this ordinance, except that 
such company or companies shall not be 
required to pave any part of the subways 
to be occupied by, or adjicent to street 
railway tracks, which by reason of exist- 
ing laws or ordinances it will be the duty 
of any street railway company or other 
corporation itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway com- 
pany occupying any of the streets in the 
City of Chicago crossed by said elevated 
railway of either of said companies, shall, 
when and as the grade of such street shall 
be changed, as in this ordinance provided, 
at its own expense, without claim for dam- 
ages, conform the grade of its track or 
tracks to the said change of grade of said 
streets, and nothing in this ordinance shall 
operate or be held to relieve such street 
railway companies from any liability now 
existing, however created, to pave or bear 
the expense of paving such streets between 
or on either side of the rails of its said 



tracks, in the manner and form as now 
required. 

Paragraph 5. Whenever the elevated 
tracks and roadbed, constructed under and 
in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance, shall pass over any street, al- 
ley, avenue or public way, at which, ac- 
cording to the terms of this ordinance, a 
subway is required to be constructed by 
saidirailway company or companies, which 
street, alley, avenue or public way shall 
not already be paved or provided with 
sidewalks at the time of such construction, 
and for which pavement or sidewalks no 
ordinance shall have been passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago, than 
and in that case the paving of such subway 
shall be pelayed until the improvement of 
the portions of the street contiguous shall 
be ordered by the City Council and the 
contract therefor shall be let. Thereupon, 
on notice from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, said company or companies 
shall proceed at once with the work of pav- 
ing, or with the construction of sidewalks, 
in accordance with the provisions of Sec- 
tion 8, and Paragraphs 1 to 4, inclusive, of 
this ordinance. Should any company, 
after such notice, fail or neglect so to pro- 
ceed with its work, the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago shall 
have and is hereby given the right, power 
and authority to take charge of and cause 
such work to be done, and the expense 
thereof shall thereupon be paid by such 
delinquent company. 

Paragraph 6. Nothing in this ordinance 
contained shall be so construed as to re- 
quire the said railway companies, or either 
of them, to assume, or pay, any incidental 
or consequential damages to adjacent 
property or business caused by the passage 
and enforcement of this ordinance, or by 
the excavation, depression or change of 
grade made in any of the public avenues, 
streets or alleys, or to defend any suit or 



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suits which may be brought against any 
party or parties for the recovery of any 
such damages, but it is understood, and the 
City of Chicago hereby agrees, that all 
fluch damages, if there are any, shall be 
adjusted and paid by the City of Chicago, 
and said city will assume the defense of 
any and all suits brought for the recovery 
of the same, intervening therein it neces- 
sary, for snch purpose, and will wholly 
relieve said railway companies from de- 
fending the same, and will assume and 
pay all judgments recovered therein. The 
above stipulations in this paragraph are, 
however, upon the condition precedent 
that, in case any suit be brought against 
any of the said companies, said company 
will, before the last day to plead therein, 
give notice in writing of such suit and of 
such service to the Mayor and the Corpora- 
tion Counsel of said city for the purpose of 
enabling such defense to be made by the 
<5ity. 

Section 9 . All the work hereinbefore in 
this ordinance required to be done by said 
company or companies, upon or in connec- 
tion with the public avenues and streets 
of the city shall be done and performed 
under the superintendence and subject to 
the inspection and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of said city. 
At least ten (10) days prior to the com- 
mencement of any part of such work the 
plans and specifications therefor shall be 
submitted to said Commissioner of Public 
Works for his examination, and if found 
to be in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance in so far as this ordinance 
contain specific provisions, and in the 
absence of such specific provisions, if they 
shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works in regard to matters and 
details, which by this ordinance are left to 
his discretion and judgment, such plans 
shall be approved by him, and after such 
approval all of the work outlined and in- 



cluded therein shall be constructed in strict 
conformity therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and authority 
are hereby given to said companies, when- 
ever the same shall be necessary in the 
prosecution of the work which they are 
herein authorized or required to perform, 
to obstruct, temporarily, any public street, 
avenue or alley to such extent and for such 
length of time as may be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and they 
are also hereby authorized, whenever the 
same shall become necessary, to erect and 
maintain temporary structures and false 
work in any of said streets and avenuse 
during the construction of their said ele- 
vated railway tracks, subject to the like 
approval of said Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 11. When the said railroads, 
in Section 1 of this ordinance mentioned, 
shall have elevated their respective tracks 
in accordance with this ordinance, so that 
the same shall be ready for use, then and 
thereupon all provisions of the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago relating to the speed 
of railway trains, the length of trains, the 
number of cars to constitute a train, and 
the maintenance of gates, flagmen, watch- 
men ,jsignals and signal towers, shall cease 
to be applicable to said railroad; pro- 
vided, however, that this ordinance is not 
to be construed as a waiver or surrender 
by the City of Chicago of any of its po- 
lice powers or of the right at any time 
hereafter to pass necessary and reasonable 
police ordinances in relation to the matters 
last above enumerated. After such eleva- 
tion it shall be unlawful for any person or 
persons, save employes of said companies, 
or either of them, in the discharge of their 
duties, to enter or be upon or to walk along 
or across the said elevated structure or 
road way at any place. If any person shall 
wilfully trespass upon said elevated road- 
I way,' such person and all others aiding. 



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abetting or assisting therein shall be liable 
to a fine of not less than five dollars nor 
more than one hundred dollars for each and 
every'offense. 

Section 12. Said railway company or 
companies mentioned in this ordinance 
shall at least ten (10) days prior to the 
commencement of any part or parts of 
said work submit to the Commissioner of 
Public Works, for his approval, complete 
plans and specifications of said part or 
parts of said proposed work, for the pur- 
pose of ascertaining whether the same are 
in strict compliance with the provisions of 
this ordinance; and after approval of all 
such plans and specifications by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, all of said work 
shall be constructed in strict accordance 
therewith, and to the entire satisfaction of 
said Commissioner of Public Works, and 
not otherwise, except as herein otherwise 
provided. 

Section 18. The railway companies 
mentioned in Section 1 of this ordinance, 
and which are required to elevate their 
tracks shall commence the work of such 
elevation on or before the first day of May, 
1898; provided, this ordinance shall have 
been accepted by the said railway com- 
panies hereby required to elevate their 
tracks, and after such work has been com- 
menced the same shall be prosecuted con- 
tinuously and with all practicable dili- 
gence, and shall be fully and finally com- 
pleted within two years from said May 1, 
1898, unless prevented by strikes or riots or 
restrained by injunction or other order or 
process of a court of competent jurisdic- 
tion; the time during which said railway 
companies shall be so prevented, as afore- 
said, shall be added to the time hereby 
limited for the completion of said work ; 
provided, said railway companies give 
notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago of the institution of said 
legal proceedings. The City of Chicago 



shall thereupon have the right to intervene 
in any suit or proceeding brought by any 
person or persons seeking to enjoin or 
restrain, or in any manner interfere with 
the prosecution of said work, and move for 
a dissolution of such injunction and re- 
straining order, and for any other proper 
order in such suit. 

And it is further distinctly understood 
and agreed that if said railway companies 
or either of them shall be delayed in the 
prosecution of the said work required to be 
done under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, by reason of the obstruction of 
pipes, conduits, wires or other property of 
private corporations or individuals, as 
mentioned in Section 5 of this ordinance^ 
or by reason of any delay on the part of 
the City of Chicago, or of any of its officers 
in performing the duties imposed upon the 
city and its officers by this ordinance in 
respect to the work herein required to be 
done by said railway companies respect- 
ively, then and in that case the time which 
said railway companies or either of them 
shall be sojdelayed, shall be added to the' 
two years from May 1st, 1898, during which 
said companies are required by the terms^ 
of this ordinance to complete said work. 

Section 14. Each of the companies re- 
quired by this ordinance to elevate its 
tracks shall do its portion of the work in 
accordance with the terms hereof, in apt 
and proper time, so as not to interfere 
with the proper and orderly prosecution 
of such work as a whole. Should either of 
the companies mentioned in Section 1 of 
this ordinance fail or neglect so to prose- 
cute its work the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago shall have 
and is hereby given the right, power and 
authority to give ten days notice in writ- 
ing to said delinquent company to prose- 
cute its work. If such company shall fail 
or neglect to comply with said notice, the 
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charge of and cause such work to be done, 
and the expense thereof shall thereupon 
be paid by such delinquent company. 

Section 15. The Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railv^ay Company shall, 
within six months after the passage of 
this ordinance, procure and dedicate for 
purposes of public streets, strips or pieces 
of ground located along and parallel with 
the right of way line of said railway com- 
pany, described as follows, namely: 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
southwest corner of Lot seventy-one (71) 
in McElroy's Subdivision of the west half 
(W. X) of the southwest quarter (S. W. 
1^) of Section one (1), Township thirty 
nine (39) N., R. 13, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said piece 
to be of sufficient width so as to provide 
for a thirty-three (33) foot street immedi- 
ately northeast of the right of way line of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway Company and extending from the 
center line of Albany avenue in a south- 
easterly direction to the north line of West 
Chicago avenue. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
southwest portion of Lots forty-eight (48) 
and forty-nine (49) in S. E. Gross' Fourth 
(4th) Addition to Chicago, in Lot seven 
(7) in Superior Court Partition of the east 
half (E. X) of the southeast quarter (S. E. 
K) of Section two (2), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range 13, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said piece to be 
of sufficient width so as to provide for a 
forty (40) foot street, adjoining and im- 
mediately northeast of the east right of 
way line of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway Company, said piece of 
land bounded as follows: Beginning at 
the southwest corner of Lot forty- nine 
(49), thence northerly thirty (30) feet along 
the east line of Homan avenue to a point; 
thence southeasterly to the southeast 
corner of Lot forty-eight (48); thence 



northwesterly along the north line of 
Grand avenue to the place of beginning. 

A strip of ground sixty-six (68) feet 
wide adjoining and immediately southwest 
of the west right of way line of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, and extending from the center 
of Homan avenue northwesterly to the 
south line of Grand avenue, all in Lot one 
(1) of the east half (E. K) of Section two 
(2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian. 

A triangular piece of land off of the 
southwest corner of Block nine (9), em- 
bracing so much and such parts of Lots 
twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), twenty- 
seven (27), twenty- eight (28), twenty-nine 
(29) and thirty (30) as shall be necessary 
to provide for a sixty-six foot street par- 
allel to the east right of way line of said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, and extending from the east line 
of Tinkham street southeasterly to the 
north line Of Hirsch street, all in Beebe'» 
Subdivision of the east half (E. X) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. X) of Section 
two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, except five acres in 
the northeast corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast corner of Block eleven (11), em- 
bracing so much and such parts of Lots one 
(1), two (2), three (3), four (4) and five [(5) 
as shall be necessary to provide for a sixty- 
six (66) foot street parallel to the west line 
of the right of way of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway Company, and 
extending from the south line of Hirsch 
street southeasterly to the west line of 
Tinkham street, all in Beebe's Subdivision 
of the east half (E. }4) of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. )^) of Section two (2), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Principal 



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Meridian, except five acres in the northeast 
corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
southwest corner of Block three (3), and 
embracing so much and such parts of Lots 
thirteen (13),fourteen (14), fifteen (15), six- 
teen (16), seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and 
nineteen (19), as shall be necessary to pro- 
vide for a sixty- six (66) foot street parallel 
to the east right of way line of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, and extending from the east line of 
Lawndale avenue southeasterly to the 
north line of Le Moyne street, all in Beebe's 
Subdivision of the east half (E. K) of 
the northwest quarter (N. W. K) ot Section 
two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, except five acres in 
the northeast corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast CO rner of Block seven (7) and 
embracing so much and such parts of Lots 
one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4) and five 
(5) as shall be necessary to provide for a 
sixty-six (66) foot street parallel to the west 
right of way line of said Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway Company, and 
extending from the south line of Le Moyne 
street southeasterly to the west line of 
Lawndale avenue, all in Beebe's Sub- 
division of the east half (E. }{) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. K) of Section 
two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (18), except five acres in the 
northeast corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast corner of Lot ten (10), Block two 
(2), as shall be necessary to provide for a 
sixty-six (66) foot street, parallel to the 
west right of way line of said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, and extending from the south line of 
Armitage avenue southwesterly to the west 
line of Springfield avenue, all in Robert F. 
Summers' Subdivision of the west half 



(W. X) of the northwest quarter (N. W. 
3^) of the southwest quarter (S. W. J^) 
of Section thirty-five (35), Township forty 
(40) North, Range thirteen (13). 

A triangular piece of land off of the 
southwest corner of Block seven (7), em- 
bracing so much and such parts of Lots 
twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25), twenty- 
six (26), twenty-seven (27), twenty-eight 
(28), twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty- 
one (31), thirty-two (82), thirty-three (33) 
and thirty-four (34) as shall be necessary to 
provide for a sixty- six ( 66 ) foot street parallel 
to the east right of way line of said Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company and extending from the east line 
of Springfield avenue southeasterly to the 
north line of Armitage avenue, all in Grant 
& Keeney's Addition to Pennock, being a 
subdivision of the east half (E. }{) of the 
west half ( W. 3^) of the northwest quarter 
(N. W. H) of Section thirty-five (85), 
Township forty (40) North, Range thirteen 
(13). 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast corner of Block fifty-one (51), 
embrac ing so much and such parts of Lots 
one(l), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), 
six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9) and 
ten (10) as shall be necessary to provide 
for a sixty-six (66i foot street parallel to 
the west right of way line of said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, including the twenty (20) foot strip 
now dedicated for a .public street, and 
extending from the south line of Belden 
avenue southeasterly to the west line of 
North Fortieth avenue, all in Keeney's 
Addition to Pennock of the east half (E. 
}4) of the northeast quarter (N. E. 3^) 
of Section thirty-four (84), Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen (13). 

A triangular piece of land sufficient to 
provide for a sixty- six (66) foot street par- 
allel to the east right of way line of said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 



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Company, and extending from the east 
line of North Fortieth avenue southeast- 
erly to the north line of Eelden avenue 
extended, all in the north half (N. X) of 
the west half (W. 3^> of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. }i) of Section thirty- five 
(86), Township forty (40) North, Range 
thirteen (13). 

In case said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway Company shall be unable to 
purchase said property, or any part thereof 
described in this section, at a price 
deemed by said railway company 
to be reasonable, then the same 
shall be condemned by the City of 
Chicago for street purposes, and the com- 
pensation and damages awarded in such 
proceedings, including court costs and all 
other expense of litigation that may be in- 
curred in such condemnation proceedings, 
shall be paid by said Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, and said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company shall have the right to take part 
in said condemnation proceeding in behalf 
of. the city by counsel specially employed 
by it, and shall have the right to have all 
witnesses that it may name called to testify 
in said condemnation proceedings. 

Section 16. la consideration of the ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance by the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany it is hereby agreed that if the City 
of Chicago shall at any time hereafter open 
and extend any street or streets, avenue, 
alley or public way, across the right of 
way and lands of said company, such 
crossing shall be made by subway only 
and no claim for compensation on account 
of land taken for right .of way of such 
street or streets, avenue or alley or public 
way, will be made by said railway com- 
pany, and such waiver of compensation 
shall attach to and run with such land in 
the hands of any grantee or grantees of 
such railway company, but the sole cost 



and expense of the construction of such 
subway or subways and of such bridge or 
bridges as may be necessary to carry all 
the tracks on said company's lands and 
right of way, and over such highways shall 
be borne and paid by the City of Chicago 
without expense to said railway company 
mentioned in this ordinance, and in no 
case shall any such bridge or bridges or 
such subway or subways so to be built be 
inferior in any respect to the bridges and 
subways to be built by the railway com- 
pany across the streets provided for in this 
ordinance. Such bridges shall conform to 
the general plan of the bridges provided 
for in this ordinance, except as as to such 
changes in he details thereof as may 
be agreed upon by the City Engineer of 
the City of Chicago and the Chief Engi- 
neer of said railway company; but in all 
other respects such crossing shall be con- 
structed in accordance with the provisions 
thereof in respect to the streets named in 
this ordinance. The work of such con- 
struction shall be done by the railway 
company, and the amount to be paid by the 
city for such work and construction shall 
not exceed the actual and reasonable cost 
thereof. Said bridges respectively, shall 
support all the tracks of said company 
then existing and in use across the lines of 
the proposed street or streets at the time 
of the construction of such subway across 
such right of way of said company ; but 
said railway company shall not be required 
to do any work toward the construction of 
any such subway or subways until the cost 
thereof, as may be estimated by the City 
Engineer and Chief Engineer oE said rail- 
way company, shall have been first paid 
over to said railway company, or deposited 
in some responsible bank for its benefit 
and to be paid over to it at once upon the 
completion of said work. 

Section 17. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, approval 
and publication ; provided, however, this 



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ordinance shall be null and void unless 
said Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, and the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company shall 
through their authorized officers file with 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago, within 
thirty days from the passage and approval 
by the Mayor of this ordinance, agreement 
or agreements duly executed, whereby said 
railway companies shall undertake to do 
and perform all the matters and things 
required of them respectively by this ordi- 
nance. After the filing of said agreement 
or agreements by said companies, and not 
before, this ordinance shall not be ma- 
terially modified or amended without the 



consent of either company effected by any 
proposed modification, unless said com- 
pany or companies shall be in default in 
the performance of the several matters and 
things required by this ordinance and un- 
dertaken to be done by such agreement. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




aty Clerk. 



»HN F. HIQQINS PRINT, 1»«-8 CLARK STREET. CHICAGO. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



DECEMBER 6, 1897. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, December 9, 1897. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aid . 
Conghlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, Ailing, 
Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, Mar- 
tin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller, 
Biewer,Gazzolo, Duddieston, Kahier. Fran- 
cis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, 
Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, 
Harlan, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch.Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Reichardt, Sproul, Mavor, Nel- 
son, Wiora, Math and Bennett (34th ward). 

-Absent— Aid. Fitch, Maltby, Mowrer, 
Northrop and Howell. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Plotke moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held November 29, 
1897 and of the adjourned meeting held 
December 2, 1897, be approved without 
being read . 

The motion prevailed. 



BEPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted Ms re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending December 6, 1897, 
which was 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message : 

Ma^yor's Office, ) 
December 6th, J 897. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

GEJSiTLEMEN— I herewith return, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed by 
your Honorable Body at its meeting of 
December 2ad, 1897, requiring the elevation 
of the roadbed and tracks of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany, respect ively.and to elevate the plane 
of certain of their railway tracks within 



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the City of Chicago, and would suggest 
that the same be amended as follows : 

Page 1067, fourth line from top of the 
right hand column, strike out the words 
«'west" and " said viaduct," and insert in 
lieu thereof the words "east" and " Cen- 
tral Park Boulevard." 

In the same page and the same column, 
in the fifth line from top of column strike 
out the figures "23.5" and insert in lieu 
thereof the figures "28.8." and on the 
same page and in the same column, in the 
tenth line strike out the figures " 0.6" and 
insert in lieu thereof "0.2," and on the 
same page and in the same column in the 
thirteenth line, strike out the figures "27.0" 
and insert in lieu thereof •' 30.0." 

Also on the same page and in the same 
colum in the eighteenth line strike out the 
figures «'0.6" and insert in lieu thereof 
the figures "0.2." 

Page 1070 Council Proceedings of De- 
cember 2Qd, 1897, in the right hand column 
after the word 'company" in the sixth 
line under the heading of subway in Cen- 
tral Park Boulevard, add the following : 

"In consideration of the benefits accruing 
to the West Park Commissioners by the 
construction of the above mentioned sub- 
way, which is to be constructed under the 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Kailway Company, said West Park 
Commissioners do hereby agree to dedicate 
for the purposes of a public street, within 
six months after the passage of this ordi- 
nance, a strip of ground fifty (50) feet in 
width, lying west of the west line of the 
east half (E 3^) of the northwest quarter 
(N. W. K) of Section twelve (12), Town 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range thirteen (13) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, and 
extending from the south line of North 
Sacramento square northerly to the south 
line of Augusta street, including the por- 
tions of streets at the intersection of West 
Chicago and Grand avenues; and said pro- 
posed street shall be used as an extension 
of North Sacramento avenue, and shall be 
known as and called North Sacramento 
avenue. 

Width of roadway in subway in proposed 
street, 40 feet. 

Width of sidewalk in subway on the east 
side, 10 feet." 
Page 1071, left hand column, under the 



heading of subway inKedzie avenue, strike 
out the figures "4.3" and insert in lieu 
thereof the figures ' 4.8," and in the fourth 
line strike out the figures "17.9" and insert 
in lieu thereof the figures "17.4," on the || 
same page and under the same heading, in 
right hand column in the eighth line from 
the top of column, strike out the figures 
"12.0" and insert in lieu thereof the 
figures "12.5." 

Yours truly. 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Powers moved to reconsider the vote h^ 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the amend- 
ments suggested by His Honor the Mayor 
be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended: 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward;, Klenha, Hurt, Miller, Biewer, 
Gazzolo,Duddle8ton,Kahler,Francis, Little, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, Harlan, 
O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
loerney, Reichardt, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (84th ward)— 68. 

Ways— Walsh— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the elevation of the roadbed 
and tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, and the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, respectively, and to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

That the Chicago, Milwaukee and St, 



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Paul Railway Company and the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company are 
each, respectively, hereby ordered and re- 
•quired to elevate the plane of certain of 
their roadbed and tracks within certain 
limits of the City of Chicago in manner and 
upon the conditions hereinafter specified, 
that is to say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at the most de- 
sirable point on the existing tracks of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railway 
Company southeast of the viaduct at Cen- 
tral Park boulevard ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall rise on the most 
suitable gradient convenient and practica- 
ble to said railway company to a point about 
on the east line of Central Park boulevard, 
where an elevation of not less than 28.8 
feet above city datum shall be attained ; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue to rise in a northerly and 
westerly direction on an ascending gra- 
dient of about 0.2 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 600 feet to a point about on 
the south line of West Chicago avenue, 
where an elevation of not less than 30.0 
feet above city datum shall be attained ; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a northerly and westerly 
direction and on an ascending gradient of 
about 0.2 per centum for a distance of 
about 700 feet to a point about on the east 
line of Kedzie avenue, where an elevation 
of not less than 31.4 feet above city datum 
shall be attained ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
northerly and westerly direction on an 
ascending gradient of about .11 per 
centum for a distance of about 1,850 feet 
to a point about on the south line of Grand 
avenue, where an elevation of not less 
than 33.4 feet above city datum shall be 
attained ; thence said elevated roadbed and 
tracks shall continue in a northerly and 
westerly direction on an ascending gra- 
dient of about .03 per centum for a dis- 
tance of about 4,850 feet to a point on the 



south line of Wabansia avenue, where an 
elevation of not less than 35 feet above 
city datum shall be attained ; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly and westerly direction on a 
level gradient for a distance of about 10,560 
feet to a point about on the south line of 
West Belmont avenue, where an elevation 
of not less than 35.0 feet above city datum 
shall be attained, and crossing in said last 
mentioned course, at grade, the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chicago 
and Council Bluffs Division, as hereinafter 
described in Section 1, Paragraph 2, at 
what is known and called the 
Pacific Junction; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a northerly and westerly direction 
on an ascending gradient of about 
.15 per centum for a distance of about 3,980 
feet to a point about on the south line of 
Milwaukee avenue, where an elevation of 
not less than 40.9 feet above city datum 
shall be attained ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
northwest and westerly direction on a level 
grade for a distance of about 1,720 feet to a 
point about on the north line of Irving 
Park boulevard, where an elevation of not 
less than 40.9 feet above city datum shall 
be attained , and crossing at grade in said 
last mentioned course the proposed elevated 
roadbed and tracks of the Mayfair " Cut 
Off" Branch line of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company as here- 
inafter mentioned ; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
northerly and westerly direction and shall 
descend on the most suitable and practi- 
cable gradient to a connection with the 
present roadbed and tracks northwest of 
Irving Park boulevard. 

Paragraph 2. From the most desirable 
point east of North Lawndale avenue on 
the existing tracks of the Chicago and 
Council Bluffs Division of the Chicago, Mil- 
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of said railway company shall rise on the 
most suitable gradient convenient and prac- 
ticable to said railway company to a point 
about on the east line of North Lawndale 
avenue, where an elevation of not less 
than 32.5 feet above city datum shall be at- 
tained; thence said elevated roadbed and 
tracks shall continue in a westerly direc- 
tion on an ascending: gradient of about .80 
per centum for a distance of about 830 feet 
to a point about 10 feet east of the east rail 
of the most easterly track of the Chicago 
Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway Company, where an ele- 
vation of not less than 35.0 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks of said Chicago 
and Council Bluffs Division shall continue 
in a westerly direction and on a level 
gradient to a point about 10 feet west of the 
west rail of the most westerly track of the 
Chicago Division of said Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway, and crossing at 
grade in said last mentioned course the 
proposed elevated roadbed and tracks of 
the Chicago Division of said Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway as hereinbe- 
fore described in Section 1, Paragraph 1; 
thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 
shall continue in a westerly direction on a 
descending gradient of about .06 per 
centum for a distance of about 480 feet to a 
point about on the east line of North 
Springfield avenue, where an elevation of 
not less than 34.7 feet above city datum 
shall be attained; thence said elevated 
roadbed and tracks shall continue in a 
westerly direction on a descending gradient 
of about 04 per centum for a distance of 
about 730 feet to a point about on the west 
line of North Fortieth avenue, where an 
elevation of not less than 34.4 feet above 
city datum shall be attained; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks shall continue 
in a westerly direction and shall descend on 
the most suitable gradient convenient and 
practicable to said railway company to a 



connection with their present roadbed and 
tracks west of North- Fortieth avenue. 

Paragraph 3. From the most desirable 
point south of Milwaukee avenue on the 
existing tracks of the May fair " Cut Off" * 
Branch line of the Chicago and North- 1 
western Railway, the tracks of said rail- * 
way company shall rise on the most suit- j 
able gradient convenient and practicable-j 
to said railway company to a point about | 
on the south line of Milwaukee avenue» ; 
where an elevation of not less than 40.9 feet i 
above city datum shall be attained; thencfrij 
said elevated roadbed and tracks shall con- 
tinue in a northerly direction on a level 
gradient for a distance of about 1,200 feet 
to a point about on the north line of Irving 
Park boulevard, where an elevation of 
not less than 40.9 feet above city datum 
shall be attained; and crossing at grade in 
said last mentioned course the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chicago^ 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
as hereinbefore described; thence said ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks shall continue ic 
a northerly direction and shall descend 
on the most suitable gradient convenient 
and practicable to said railway company 
to a connection with their present roadbed 
and tracks north of Irving Park boule- 
vard. 

Paragraph 4. The railway companies 
named in this ordinance are hereby author- 
ized to make such changes in the position 
and alignment of their respective main and 
side tracks and switch connections as may 
be desirable in order to carry out the pro- 
visions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 5. Permission and authority 
is also hereby given to the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St, Paul Railway Company to 
elevate the "S"" track of its branch lines 
at Pacific Junction; and to make such 
changes in their location as the said com- 
pany may deem necessary. 

Paragraph 6. All elevation of railroad 



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tracks mentionedin this ordinance shall 
refer to the top of the rail. 

Section 2. The embankment or embank- 
ments on which said elevated roadbed shall 
be constructed, within the aforesaid limits, 
shall be composed of sand, clay, gravel, 
loam, broken stone and whatever else may 
compose the surplus material excavated 
from the subways and from the founda- 
tion pits and trenches along the line of said 
work. The side slopes and lateral di- 
mensions of said embankments will be 
fixed and determined by the natural angle 
of repose of the materials of which said 
embankments may be constructed, but 
whenever it may become necessary, for the 
purpose of keeping said embankments en- 
tirely within the lines of the right of way 
of said company, such portions of said 
embankments, at all such points, shall be 
kept within said right of way lines by, or 
they shall be confined between retaining 
walls of stone or brick masonry; provided, 
however,that,whenever said retaining wails 
are of insufficient height to properly protect 
said right of way, and to prevent trespass- 
ing thereon, then said retaining walls as 
aforesaid shall be surmounted with a suit- 
able fence or railing, but whenever saidgre- 
tainmg walls are not used at all, the right 
of way of said company shall be fenced 
in, or otherwise properly enclosed, in com- 
pliance with the present ordinances of the 
City of Chicago relating to the fencing of 
railroad tracks. 

Section 2a. To enable the Chicago, Mil- 
wauke & St. Paul Railway Company to 
prosecute the work of the elevation of 
their roadbed and tracks, in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance, per- 
mission and authority is hereby granted 
to said railway company to elevate the 
roadbed and tracks of the Chicago & Coun- 
cil Bluffs Division lying east and west of 
the Chicago Division, at Pacific Junction, 
temporarily, on embankments or upon 
an open trestlework structure, but the 



abutments of subways at the intersection 
of North Lawnsdale, North Springfield 
and North Fortieth avenues shall be con- 
structed of stone in accordance with the 
provisions described in Section 4a, and 
neither the passage of this ordinance, the 
incurring of any expense, nor the doing 
of any work thereunder by said railway 
company shall ever be construed or in any 
manner whatever to estop or prevent the 
City of Chicago from hereafter passing 
an ordinance for the elevation of the road- 
bed and tracks beyond the points men- 
tioned in this ordinance! 

Section 3. The said elevated tracks shall 
be carried across all intersecting streets, 
avenues and alleys, which, by the terms 
of this ordinance, are to be provided with 
subways, on suitable bridges of one, two, 
three or four spans, whose superstructure 
shall consist of iron or steel main girders, 
with iron or steel main floor, or ordinary 
track stringers; but should the latter 
method be adopted, some suitable device 
shall be provided to prevent storm water, 
dirt, oil and other substances from drop- 
ping from such elevated structure upon the 
subways beneath. The said bridges shall 
be supported on abutments of concrete, 
stone or brick masonry, or on rows of iron 
or steel columns, braced together laterally 
and erected on and anchored to masonry 
foundations, constructed within the lines 
of the railroad right of way and in 
curb lines of the intersecting avenues and 
streets. 

Section 4. Paragraph 1. Subways 
shall be constructed beneath the tracks of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company where said tracks are in- 
tersected and crossed by Central Park 
boulevard. West Chicago avenue. North 
Kedzie avenue, North Spaulding avenue, 
(Grand and Homan avenue) West Division 
street. Central Park avenue, (Tinkham 
and Hirsch street), ( North Lawndale ave- 
nue and LeMoyne street) West, North ave- 



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nue, West Wabansia avenue, Cortland 
street, Armitage avenue, Dickens avenue, 
Humboldt avenue, (North Fortieth and 
Beldon avenue) West Fullerton avenue, 
West Wright wood avenue. West Diver sey 
avenue. West Wellington street, West Bel- 
mont avenue, West Roscoe street, West 
Addison avenue, Milwaukee avenue, Irving 
Fark boulevard, North Lawndale avenue, 
North Springfield avenue and North For- 
tieth avenue. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be con- 
structed beneath the tracks of the Mayfair 
'Cut Off" Branch line of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway where said 
tracks are intersected and crossed by Mil- 
waukee avenue and Irving Park boulevard. 
Paragraph 3. The subway at Irving 
Park boulevard shall be constructed jointly 
by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway Company and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company, and the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company shall construct that portion of 
said subway lying west of a line midway 
between the nearest rail of the present 
tracks of said railway companies; and 
also the west approach of said subway; and 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company shall construct the remaining 
portion and east approach of said subway 
lying east of said last above mentioned 
line. 

Section 4a. The several subways, 
passageways and street grade crossings, 
hereinbefore referred to in Section 4 of 
this ordinance, and which shall be con- 
structed with the elevation upon which 
such tracks are to be placed, shall, as to 
their size and dimensions, locations and 
' other details, be in accordance with the fol- 
lowing schedule: 

Subway in Central Park Boulevard, Under 
tbe Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (Boulevard, 264 Feet Wide ) 
This subway shall be constructed of 



such dimensions and according to such 
plans as may be agreed upon between the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners and 
the said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway Company. 

In consideration of the benefits accruing 
to the West Park Commissioners by the 
construction of the above mentioned sub- 
way, which is to be constructed under the 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway Company, said West Park 
Commissioners do hereby agree to dedicate 
for the purposes of a public street, within 
six months after the passage of this ordi- 
nance, a strip of ground fifty (50) feet in 
width, lying west of the west line of the 
easthalf (E. K) of the northwest quarter 
(N. W. 3^) of Section twelve (12), Town 
thirty nine (39) North, Range thirteen (13) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, and 
extending from the south line of North 
Sacramento square northerly to the south 
line of Augusta street, including the por- 
tions of streets at the intersection of West 
Chicago and Grand avenues; and said pro- 
posed street shall be used as an extension 
of North Sacramento avenue, and shall be 
known as and called North Sacramento 
avenue. 

Width of roadway la subway in pro- 
posed street, 40 feet. 

Width of one sidewalk in subway on the 
east side, 10 feet. 



Subway in West Chicago Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West ChicaKO Avenue, 80 Feet Wide.) 
The depression of street shall not exceed 
8.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the fl )or of sub- 
way not less than 13.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway, on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
8.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 



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present surface ["of street, including the 
north and south approaches of Albany 
avenue, as they shall be changed so as to 
conform to the lines of the street as here- 
inafter specified in Section 15 of this ordi- 
nance. 



Width 
feet. 



between walls of subway, 80 



Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 21 feet each, in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in West Chicago avenue, 
and in Albany avenue they shall be made 
to conform with the. new lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Kedzie Avenue, Under the Chicag-o, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.8 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 17.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 6 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 



The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about on© 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed m curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girder&» 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in North Spaulding Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Spaulding Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 18.8 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
8 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway,, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curfe 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Grand Avenue, Under the Chicag-o, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Grand 
Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.6 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 19.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 



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preaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street, 
including the north and south approaches 
of Homan avenue as they shall be changed 
so as to conform to the lines of street as 
hereinafter specified in Section 15 of this 
ordinance. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in Grand avenue, and in 
Homan avenue they shall be made to con- 
form with the new Imes of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders, and one line of posts in the center 
of roadway. 
Clear head room, 12 5 feet. 



Subway in West Division Street, Under the 
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Division Street, 80 Feet Wide.) 
The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 3.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 19.9 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 80 feet. 

Width of roadway, 48 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 16 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist. 



The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 

Subway in Central Park Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Central Park Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
2.9 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- , 
way not less than 20.8 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 
Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof, and one line of 
posts in the center of roadway to support 
girders. 
Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Hirsch Street. Under the Chicago 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Hirsch 
Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression ot street shall not exceed 
2.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 21.1 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall extend 



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on a grade of not to exceed 8.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the. north and 
south approaches of Tinkham street, as 
they shall be changed so as to conform to 
the lines of the street as hereinafter speci- 
fied in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet, in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in Hirsch street, and in 
Tinkham street they shall be made to con- 
form to the new lines of the street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 

Subway in Le Moy ne Street, Under the Chicago, 

Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway (Le 

Moyne Street. 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
3.3 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21 . 1 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet 
to a connection with the present surface of 
street, including the north and south ap- 
proaches of North Lawndale avenue, as 
they shall be changed so as to conform 
to the lines of the street as hereinafter 
specified in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 



they now exist in Le Moyne street, and 
in North Lawndale avenue they shall be 
made to conform to the new lines of the 
street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
• Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in West North Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West North Avenue, 100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4. 5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 20 9 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to 
the right of way lines of said railway on 
each side thereof. From this level the 
approaches shall extend op a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street, in- 
cluding the south approach of Ridgeway 
avenue. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 feet. 

Width of roadway, 60 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines in West Chi- 
cago avenue and Kidgeway avenue shall 
be the same as they now exist. 

The depression shall be uniform with the 
roadway and about one foot above level 
of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support gir- 
ders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 

Subway in West Wabansia Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. PhuI Railway. 
(West Wabansia Avenue, 66 Feet Wide,) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



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4.2 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 21.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway, on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street, including the south ap- 
proach of Hamlin avenue. 
Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 
Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines in West Wabansia av- 
enue and Hamlin avenue shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Cortland Street, Under the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. (Cortland 
street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.3 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.6 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway, on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
8.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 



The depression of sidewalks shall b» 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Armitage Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Armitage Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 
The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city- 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway, on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street, 
including the north and south approaches 
of North Springfield avenue, as they shall 
be changed so as to conform to the lines 
of the street as hereinafter specified in 
Section 15 of this ordinance. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the 
same as they now exist in Armitage av- 
enue, and in North Springfield avenue 
they shall be made to conform to the new 
lines of street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 

Subway in Dickens Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Dickens Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



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5.3 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of subway 
not less than 21.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend to the right of way 
lines of said railway, on each side thereof. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 
in 100 feet, to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of idewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Humboldt Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cas-o, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Humboldt Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 5.3 feet below the present surf ace of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 21.5 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 



uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Belden Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Belden Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.8 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway, on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street, includ- 
ing the north and south approaches of 
North Fortieth avenue, as they shall be 
changed so as to conform to the lines of 
the street as hereinafter specified.in Section 
15 of this ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines, shall be the same as 
they now exist in West Belden avenue, and 
in North Fortieth avenue they shall be 
made to conform with the new lines of the 
street. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one- 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curh 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Fullerton Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (West Fullerton Avenue, 100 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 



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11897. 



5.5 feet below the present surf ace of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum. This level sh all extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 100 feet. 
Width of roadway, t^O feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 20 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear headroom, 12.6 feet. 



Subway in West Wrightwood Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and and dt. Paul 
Bailway. (West Wrightwood Avenue, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 21.5 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 
Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 
The depression of sidewalks shall be 



uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 
Clear head room,;i2 feet. 
Provided, however, that he said Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company :shall not be required to con- 
struct any part of this subway or to pro- 
vide any opening whatever of this street 
across or through its proposed elevated em- 
bankment or structure as required by the 
terms of this ordinance until such time as 
the land necessary for a continuous street 
66 feet in width for at least one- quarter 
mile in length upon each side of the right 
of way of said railway company shall have 
been properly dedicated or condemned for 
public street purposes and said street shall 
have been graded or otherwise properly 
prepared for general use of the public. 

Subway In West Diversey Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Diversey Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 
The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 21.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 

uniform with the roadway and about one 

I foot above level of same. 



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Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in West Welling-ton Street EJnder 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (West Wellington Street, 66 Feet Wide,( 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.7 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
ways not less than 21.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist, 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Provided, however, that the said Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company shall not be required to con- 
struct any part of this subway, or to pro- 
vide any opening whatever of this street 
across or through its proposed elevated em- 
bankment or structure, as required by the 
terms of this ordinance, until such time as 
the land necessary for a continuous street 
66 feet in width for at least one- quarter 
mile in length upon each side of the right 
of way of said railway company, shall 
have been properly dedicated or con- 
demned for public street purposes and said 
street shall have been graded or otherwise 



properly prepared for general use of the 
public. 



Subway in West Belmont Avenue, Under 
the Chicag-o, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. ( W est Belmont Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
6.5 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the right 
of way lines of said railway on each side 
thereof. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in West Roscoe Street, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Roscoe Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 5.2 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 23.6 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet 



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Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12 feet. 
Provided, however, that the said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company 
shall not be required to construct any part 
of this subway or to provide any opening 
whatever of this street across or through 
its proposed elevated emoankment or 
structure as required by the terms of this 
ordinance until such time as the land 
necessary for a continuous street, 66 feet 
in width for at least one- half mile in length 
upon each side of the right of way of said 
railway company shall have been properly 
dedicated or condemned for public street 
purposes, and said street shall have been 
graded or otherwise properly prepared for 
general use of the public. 



Subway in West Addisou Avenue, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(West Addison Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 
The depression of street shall not exceed 
5 5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 
subway not less than 25.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall txtend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 



Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue, Under the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. 
(Milwaukee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide,) 
The depression of street shall not exceed 
4.6 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 26 9 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on 
each side thereof. From this level the 
east approach shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of street, 
including the north approaches ot Vernon 
avenue and Depot place; and the west ap- 
proach shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 1.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the new grade of Milwaukee avenue 
as it shall be changed between the subways 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway; and the elevation of this new 
grade shall not be less than 29.0 feet above 
city datum. 
Width between walls of subway, 68 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist in Milwaukee avenue and 
in all the streets intersecting or meeting 
said Milwaukee avenue. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 



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[1897. 



Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof, and one line of 
posts in center of roadway, to support 
girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Irving- Park Boulevard, Under the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. (Irving 
Park Boulevard, 100 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
6.8 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 26.9 feetabove city datum. 
This level shall extend to the most easterly 
and most westerly right of way lines of 
said railways. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3 5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street, includ- 
ing the north approach to Charles street. 

Width between walls of subway, 100 feet. 

Width of roadway, 56 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 22 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines and in Charles street 
shall be the same as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear headroom, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in North Lawndale Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Lawndale Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.0 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 19.2 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 



exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines ot posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in North Springfield Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North 'Springfield Avenue, 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
^making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 21.2 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of right of way lines shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



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Subway in North Fortieth Avenue, Under 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way. (North Fortieth Avenue, 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 20.4 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 8.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street. 
Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way lines shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above level of same. / 

T wo lines of posts may be placed in curb 
lines and inside thereof to support girders. 
Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Milwaukee Avenue. Under the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. (Milwau- 
kee Avenue, 66 Feet Wide. 
The depression of street shall not exceed 
5.0 feet below the present surface of tracks, 
making the elevation of the floor of sub- 
way not less than 26.9 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend to the 
right of way lines of said railway on each 
side thereof. From this level the west ap- 
proach shall extend on a grade of not to 
exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of street; and the 
east approach shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed 1.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the new grade of Milwaukee 
avenue as it shall be changed between the 
subways of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway; and the elevation of this new 



grade shall not be less than 29.0 feet above 
city datum. 
Width betweenwalls oE subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of right of way shall be the same as they 
now exist in Milwaukee avenue and in all 
the streets intersecting or meeting said Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about one 
foot above the level of same. 

Two lines of posts may be placed in 
curb lines and inside thereof to support 
girders. 
Clear head room, 12,5 feet. 
Wherever, in the foregoing subway 
specifications, the words >' right of way 
of said railway" are used, it shall be under- 
stood and agreed that such right of way 
is not more than one hundred (100) feet in 
width . 

Section 4b. The grade of all the streets 
that intersect the approaches to subways 
described in Section 4 of this ordinance 
shall be depressed so as to conform to the 
grade of the approaches into such sub- 
ways. 

Section 4c. In the several subways 
mentioned in this ordinance there shall be 
constructed a vertical curve where the 
head of approaches connects with the pres- 
ent grade of street, and said vertical curve 
shall extend not less than 20 feet each side 
of said intersection of grades, and the mid- 
dle ordinate of the vertical curve shall be 
equal to one-half of the difference between 
the elevation of the points on said inter- 
secting grades. 

Section 5. All such excavation shall be 
made in the streets as may be required for 
the depression of such subways and the 



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[1897. 



approaches thereto. But the depressed 
portion of the streets shall be restored to 
serviceable condition for the use of the 
public as soon as practicable, and all water 
pipes, conduits, sewers and other similar 
substructures belonging to the city that 
may be disturbed by such excavations or 
required to be moved or deflected from 
the position in which they are found shall 
be replaced or suitable expedients and ar- 
rangements shall be devised and provided 
to restore them as fully as may be to their 
former state of usefulness, but the gradi- 
ents of the sewers shall not be reduced in 
any event. All such work shall be done 
by the respective railroad companies as 
indicated in Section 4a, at their sole ex- 
pense, and under the immediate super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. And if in the construction of any 
of said subways or approaches it shall be- 
come necessary to disturb, remove or de- 
stroy any pipes, conduits, wires or other 
property belonging to any private corpor- 
ation or individual, all of the cost and ex- 
pense thereof and all damage thereto shall 
be borne and assumed by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the said city will, by condemna- 
tion, purchase or otherwise secure to 
said railway company the* free and unin- 
terrupted right to prosecute its said work, 
and will save the said railway company 
harmless from any and ail claims, demands 
and suits arising therefrom, and all dam- 
ages which may be recovered therefor. 

Sections- 6. The grades of all the streets 
and alleys in which any subways are to be 
built, in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance or where streets shall be 
depressed in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance along the line of 
the several subways, shall be and the same 
are hereby changed so as to conform to the 
grades of such subways as they shall be 
depressed and constructed pursuant to the 
provisions of this ordinance. 



Section 7. Provision shall be made for 
the drainage of the several depressed sub- 
ways provided for in this ordinance by the 
construction of receiving basins properly 
located in or immediately adjacent to said 
subways, which said receiving basins shall 
be connected with, and discharge their 
cantents into the adjacent city sewers; pro- 
vided there shall be a city sewer adjacent 
to said subway and within two hundred 
(200) feet therefrom. In case the lowest 
point of the surface of any of said subways 
should be below the grade of the adjacent 
sewer, some other adequate means of drain- 
age satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works must be devised and pro- 
vided by said railroad companies at their 
expense. 

Section 8. Paragraph 1. The subways 
and approaches thereto,so to be constructed 
by said companies in said streets and ave- 
nues aforesaid, shall all conform to the fol- 
lowing structural requirements, viz: The 
roadways shall be paved with a single 
course of vitrified brick of standard quality, 
laid at right angles with the curb lines and 
set upon a solid foundation of hydraulic 
cement concrete of not less than six (6) 
inches thick or deep when solidly tamped 
in 'place and otherwise finished and prop- 
erly crowned ready for the brick wearing 
surface, between which and the concrete 
there shall be interposed a layer of 
screened sand not less than one- half inch 
thick. The curb shall be of sound hard 
limestone of standard dimensions and 
finish, and the sidewalks in subways shall 
be finished and paved with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality and 
workmanship, and with the curbing and 
roadway paving shall be made, finished and 
put in permanent place in accordance with 
the requirements of the Department of 
Public »Works of the City of Chicago. The 
approaches of subways shall be excavated 
to the grade established by this ordinance 
and shall be in>ll other respects restored as 



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L1897. 



near as may be to their condition before 
feeing so excavated. 

Paragraph 2. As to streets in this sec- 
tion mentioned, which are already paved 
<or provided with sidewalks, such paving 
and sidewalks shall be restored with the 
present material, when the same is in good 
condition, by said railroad company or 
companies at their own expense, in such 
portions of said streets as are n quired to 
be constructed by said company or com- 
panies, except that said railway company 
or companies are not required to restore 
any part of the paving of approaches or 
subways, which it will be the duty of any 
street railway company, or other corpora- 
tion, itself to restore under existing laws 
or ordinances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 
panies shall pave the entire length and 
width of the roadway in ^uch portions of 
the subways as are required to be con- 
structed by said company or companies, as 
is mentioned in this ordinance, except that 
such company or companies shall not be 
required to pave any part of the subways 
to be occupied by, or adjicent to street 
railway tracks, which by reason of exist- 
ing laws or ordinances it will be the duty 
of any street railway company or other 
corporation itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway com- 
pany occupying any of the streets in the 
Ciity of Chicago crossed by said elevated 
railway of either of said companies, shall, 
when and as the grade of such street shall 
he changed, as in this ordinance provided, 
at its own expense, withouc claim for dam- 
ages, conform the grade of its track or 
tracks to the said change of grade of said 
streets, and nothing in this ordinance shall 
operate or be held to relieve such street 
railway companies from any liabilUy now 
existing, however created, to pave or bear 
the expense of paving such streets between 
or on either side of the rails of its said 



tracks, in the manner and form as now 
T( quired. 

Paiagraph 5. Whenever the elevated 
tracks and roadbed, constructed under and 
in accordance wirh the provisions of this 
ordinance, shall pass over any street, al- 
ley, avenue or public way, at which, ac- 
cording to the terms of this ordinance, a 
subway is required to be constructed by 
saidirailway company or companies, which 
street, alley, avenue or public way shall 
not already be paved or provided with 
sidewalks at the time of such construction, 
and for which pavement or sidewalks no 
ordinance shall have been passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago, th9n 
and in that case the paving of such subway 
shall be pelayed until the improvement of 
the portions of the street contiguous shall 
be ordered by the City Council and the 
contract therefor shall be let. Thereupon, 
on notice from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, said company or companies 
shall proceed at once with the work of pav- 
ing, or with the construction of sidewalks, 
in accordance with the provisions of Sec- 
tion 8, and Paragraphs 1 to 4, inclusive, of 
this ordinance. Should any company, 
after such notice, fail or neglect so to pro- 
ceed with its work, the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago shall 
have and is hereby given the right, power 
and authority to take charge of and cause 
such work to be done, and the expense 
thereof shall thereupon be paid by such 
delicquent company. 



Paragraph 6. Nothing in this ordinance 
contained shall be so construed as to re- 
quire the said railway companies, or either 
of them, to assume, or pay, any incidental 
or consequential damages to adjacent 
property or business caused by the passage 
and enforcement of this ordinance, or by 
the excavation, depression or change of 
grade made in any of the public avenues, 
streets or alleys, or to defend any suit or 



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ri897. 



suits which may be brought against any 
party or parties for the recovery of any 
such damages, but it is understood, and the 
City of Chicago hereby agrees, that all 
such damages, if there are any, shall be 
adjusted and paid by the City of Chicago, 
and said city will assume the defense of 
any and all suits brought for the recovery 
of the same, intervening therein it neces- 
sary, for such purpose, and will wholly 
relieve said railway companies from de- 
fending the same, and will assume and 
pay all judgments recovered therein. The 
above stipulations in this paragraph are, 
however, upon the condition precedent 
that, in case any suit be brought against 
any of the said companies, said company 
will, before the last day to plead therein, 
give notice in writing of such suit and of 
such service to the Mayor and the Corpora- 
tion Counsel of said city for the purpose of 
enabling such defense to be made by the 
city. 

Section 9. All the work hereinbefore in 
this ordinance required to b^done by said 
company or companies, upon or in connec- 
tion with the public avenues and streets 
of the city shall be done and performed 
under the superintendence and subject to 
the inspection and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of said city. 
At least ten (10) days prior to the com- 
mencement of any part of such work the 
plans and specifications therefor shall be 
submitted to said Commissioner of Public 
Works for his examination, and if found 
to be in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance in so far as this ordinance 
contain specific provisions, and in the 
absence of such specific provisions, if they 
shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works in regard to matters and 
details, which by this ordinance are left to 
his discretion and judgment, such plans 
shall be approved by him, and after such 
approval all of the work outlined and in- 



cluded therein shall be constructed in strict 
conformity therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and authority 
are hereby given to said companies, when- 
ever the same shall be necessary in the 
prosecution of the work which they are 
herein authorized or required to perform, 
to obstruct, temporarily, any public street, 
avenue or alley to such extent and for such 
length of time as may be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and they 
are also hereby authorized, whenever the 
same shall become necessary, to erect and 
maintain temporary structures and false 
work in any of said streets and avenuse 
during the construction of their said ele- 
vated railway tracks, subject to the like 
approval of said Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 11. When the said railroads, 
in Section 1 of this ordinance mentioned, 
shall have elevated their respective tracks 
in accordance with this ordinance, so that 
the sam« shall be ready for use, then and 
thereupon all provisions of the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago relating to the speed 
of railway trains, the length of trains, the 
number of cars to constitute a train, and 
the maintenance of gates, flagmen, watch- 
men ,jsignals and signal towers, shall cease 
to be applicable to said railroad; pro- 
vided, however, that this ordinance is not 
to be construed as a waiver or surrender 
by the City of Chicago of any of its po- 
lice powers or of the right at any time 
hereafter to pass necessary and reasonable 
police ordinances in relation to the matters 
last above enumerated. After such eleva- 
tion it shall be unlawful for any person or 
persons, save employes of said companies, 
or either of them, in the discharge of their 
duties, to enter or be upon or to walk along 
or across the said elevated structure or 
roadway at any place. If any person shall 
wilfully trespass upon said elevated road- 
way, such person and all others aiding 



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abetting or assisting therein shall be liable 
to a fine of not less than five dollars nor 
more than one hundred dollars for each and 
every offense. 

Section 12. Said railway company or 
companies mentioned in this ordinance 
shall at least ten (10) days prior to the 
commencement of any part or parts of 
said work submit to the Commissioner of 
Public Works, for his approval, complete 
plans and specifications of said part or 
parts of said proposed work, for the pur- 
pose of ascertaining whether the same are 
in strict compliance with the provisions of 
this ordinance; and after approval of all 
such plans and specifications by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, all of said work 
shall be constructed in strict accordance 
therewith, and to the entire satisfaction of 
said Commissioner of Public Works, and 
not otherwise, except as herein otherwise 
provided. 

Section 13. The railway companies 
mentioned in Section 1 of this ordinance, 
and which are required to elevate their 
tracks shall commence the work of such 
elevation on or before the first day of May, 
1898; provided, this ordinance shall have 
been accepted by the said railway com- 
panies hereby required to elevate their 
tracks, and after such work has been com- 
menced the same shall be prosecuted con- 
tinuously and with all practicable dili- 
gence, and shall be fully and finally com- 
pleted within two years from said May 1, 
1898, unless prevented by strikes or riots or 
restrained by injunction or other order or 
process of a court of competent jurisdic- 
tion; the time during which said railway 
companies shall be so prevented, as afore- 
said, shall be added to the time hereby 
limited for the completion of said work; 
provided, said railway companies give 
notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago of the institution of said 
legal proceedings. The City of Chicago 



shall thereupon have the right to intervene 
in any suit or proceeding brought by any 
person or persons seeking to enjoin or 
restrain, or in any manner interfere with 
the prosecution of said work, and move for 
a dissolution of such injunction and re- 
straining order, and for any other proper 
order in such suit. 

And it is further distinctly understood 
and agreed that if said railway companies 
or either of them shall be delayed in the 
prosecution of the said work required to be 
done under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, by reason of the obstruction of 
pipes, conduits, wires or other property of 
private corporations or individuals, as 
mentioned in Section 6 of this ordinance, 
or by reason of any delay on the part of 
the City of Chicago, or of any of its officers 
in performing the duties imposed upon the 
city and its officers by this ordinance in 
respect to the work herein required to be 
done by said railway companies respect- 
ively, then and in that case the time which 
said railway companies or either of them 
shall be soldelayed, shall be added to the 
two years from May 1st, 1898, during which 
said companies are required by the terras 
of this ordinance to complete said work. 

Section U. Each of the companies re- 
quired by this ordinance to elevate its 
tracks shall do its portion of the work in 
accordance with the terms hereof, in apt 
and proper time, so as not to interfere 
with the proper and orderly prosecution 
of such work as a whole. Should either of 
the companies mentioned in Section 1 of 
this ordinance fail or neglect so to prose- 
cute its work the Commie siouer of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago shall have 
and is hereby given the right, power and 
authority to give ten days notice in writ- 
ing to said delinquent company to prose- 
cute its work. If such company shall fail 
or neglect to comply with said notice, the 
Commissioner of Public Works may take 



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Charge of and cause such work to be done, 
and the expense thereof shall thereupon 
toe paid by such delinquent company. 

Section 15. The Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company shall, 
within six months after the passage of 
this ordinance, procure and dedicate for 
purposes of public streets, strips or pieces 
of ground located along and parallel with 
the right of way line of said railway com- 
pany, described as follows, namely: 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
southwest corner of Lot seventy- one (71) 
in McElroy's Subdivision of the west half 
(W. 3^) of the southwest quarter (S. W. 
U) of Section one (1), Township thirty 
nine (39) N., R. 13, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said piece 
to be of suificient width so as to provide 
for a thirty-three (33) foot street immedi- 
ately northeast of the right of way line of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Kailway Company and extending from the 
center line of Albany avenue in a south- 
easterly direction to the north line of West 
Chicago avenue. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
southwest portion of Lots forty eight (48) 
and forty-nine (49) in S. E. Gross' Fourth 
(4th) Addition to Chicago, in Lot seven 
(7) in Superior Court Partition of the east 
half (E. X) of the southeast quarter (S. E, 
5€) of Section two (2), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range 13, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said piece to be 
of sufficient width so as to provide for a 
forty (40) foot street, adjoining and im- 
mediately northeast of the east right of 
way line of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway Company, said piece of 
land bounded as follows: Beginning at 
the southwest corner of Lot forty* nine 
(49), thence northerly thirty (30) feet along 
the east line of Homan avenue to a point; 
thence southeasterly to the southeast 
corner of Lot forty- eight (48); thence 



northwesterly along the north line of 
Grand avenue to the place of beginning. 

A strip of ground sixty-six (66) feet 
wide adj )ining and immediately southwest 
of the west right of way line of the Chi- 
cag), Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, and extending from the center 
of Homan avenue northwesterly to the 
south line of Grand avenue, all in Lot one 
(I) of the east half (E. X) of Section two 
(2), Towi^hip thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian. 

A triangular piece of land off of the 
southwest corner of Block nine (9), em- 
bracing so much and such parts of Lots 
twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), twenty- 
seven (27), twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine 
(29) and thirty (30) as shall be necessary 
to provide for a sixty-six foot street par- 
allel to the e9,st right of way line of said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, and extending from the east line 
of Tinkham street southeasterly to the 
north line of Hirsch street, all in Beebe's 
Subdivision of the east half (E. X) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. U) of Section 
two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, except five acres in 
the northeast corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast corner of Block eleven (11), em- 
bracing so much and such parts of Lots one 
(1), two (2), three (3), four (4) and five :(5) 
as shall be necessary to provide for a sixty- 
six (66) foot street parallel to the west line 
of the right of way of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway Company, and 
extending from the south line of Hirsch 
street southeasterly to the west line of 
Tinkham street, all in Beebe's Subdivision 
of the east half (E. 3^) of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. }{) of Section two (2), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Principal 



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Meridian, except five acres in the northeast 
corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
southwest corner of Block three (3), and 
embracing so much and such parts of Lots 
thirteen a3),fourteen (14), fifteen (16), six- 
teen (16), seventeen (17), eighteen (18) and 
nineteen (19), as shall be necessary to pro- 
vide for a sixty-six (66) foot street parallel 
to the east right of way line of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, and extending from the east line of 
Lawndale avenue southeasterly to the 
north line of Le Moyne 8treet,all in Beebe's 
Subdivision of the east half (E. X) of 
the northwest quarter (N. W. K) of Section 
two (2), Township thirty- nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13 1, East of the Third 
Principal* Meridian, except five acres in 
the northeast corner thereof. 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast CO rner of Block seven (7) and 
embracing so much and such pa^s of Lots 
one (I), two (2), three (3), four (4) and five 
(6) as shall be necessary to provide for a 
sixty- six (66) foot street parallel to the west 
right of way line of said Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul Railway Company, and 
extending from the south line of Le Moyne 
street southeasterly to the west line of 
Lawndale avenue, all in Beebe's Sub- 
division of the east half (E. K) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. H) of Section 
two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), except five acres in the 
northeast corner thereof. 



A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast corner of Lot ten (10), Block two 
(2), as shall be necessary to provide for a 
sixty-six (66) foot street, parallel to the 
west right of way line of said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, and extending from the south line of 
Armitage avenue southwesterly to the west 
line of Springfield avenue, all in Robert F. 
Summers' Subdivision of the west half 



(W. H) of the northwest quarter (N. W. 
1^) of the southwest quarter (S W. K> 
of Section thirty-five (35), Township forty 
(40) North, Range thirteen (13). 

A triangular piece of land off of the 
southwest corner of Block seven (7), em- 
bracing so much and such parts of Lots 
twenty- four (24), twenty- five (25), twenty- 
six (26), twenty-seven (27), twenty-eight 
(28), twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty- 
one (31), thirty-two (82), thirty- three (33) 
and thirty- four (34) as shall be necessary to 
provide for a sixty six (66) foot street parallel 
to the east right of way line of said Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and S^. Paul Railway 
Company and extending from the east line 
of Springfield avenue southeasterly to the 
north line of Armitage avenue, all in Grant 
& Keeney's Addition to Pennock, being a 
subdivision ol the east half (E. H) of the 
west half ( W. K) of the northwest quarter 
(N. W. K) of Section thirty- five (35), 
Township forty (40) North, Range thirteen 
(13). 

A triangular piece of ground off of the 
northeast corner of Block fiEty-one (51), 
embrac ing so much and such parts of Lots 
one (1), two (2), three (3). four (4), five (6), 
six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9) and 
ten (10) as shall be necessary to provide 
for a sixty-six (66.» foot street parallel to 
the west right of way line of said Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, including the twenty (20) foot strip 
now dedicated for a public street, and 
extending from the south line of Belden 
avenue southeasterly to the west line of 
North Fortieth avenue, all in Keeney's 
Addition to Pennock of the east half (E. 
X) of the northeast quarter (N. E. H) 
of Section thirty-four (84), Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen (13). 

A triangular piece of land sutficient to 
provide for a sixty-six (66) foot street par- 
allel to the east right of way line of said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 



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nil 



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Company, and extending from the east 
line of North Fortieth avenue southeast- 
erly to the north line of Belden avenue 
extended, all in the north half (N. 3^) of 
the west half (W. K) of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. ^) of Section thirty- five 
(35), Township forty (40) North, Kange 
thirteen (13). 

In case said Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railway Company shall be unable to 
purchase said property, or any part thereof 
described in this section, at a price 
deemed by said railway company 
to be reasonable, then the same 
shall be condemned by the City of 
Chicago for street purposes, and the com- 
pensation and damages awarded in such 
proceedings, including court costs and all 
other expense of litigation that may be in- 
curred in such condemnation proceedings, 
shall be paid by said Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, and said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company shall have the right to take part 
in said condemnation proceeding in behalf 
of. the city by counsel specially employed 
by it, and shall have the right to have all 
witnesses that Itmayname called to testify 
in said condemnation proceedings. 

Sectiox 16. In consideration of the ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance by the Chicago, 
^Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany it is hereby agreed that if the City 
of Chicago shall at any time hereafter open 
and extend any street or streets, avenue, 
alley or public way, across the right of 
way and lands of said company, such 
crossing shall be made by subway only 
and no claim for compensation on account 
of land taken for right of way of such 
street or streets, avenue or alley or public 
way, will be made by said railway com- 
pany, and such waiver of compensation 
shall attach to and run with such land in 
the hands of any grantee or grantees of 
such railway company, but the sole cost 



and expense of the construction of such 
subway or subways and of such bridge or 
bridges as may be necessary to carry all 
the tracks on said company's lands and 
right of way, and over such highways shall 
be borne and paid by the City of Chicago 
without expense to said railway company 
mentioned in this ordinance, and in no 
case shall any such bridge or bridges or 
such subway or subways so to be built be 
inferior in any respect to the bridges and 
subways to be built by the railway com- 
pany across the streets provided for in this 
ordinance. Such bridges shall conform to 
the general plan of the bridges provided 
for in this ordinance, except as as to such 
changes in he details thereof as may 
be agreed upon by the City Engineer of 
the City of Chicago and the Chief Engi- 
neer of said railway company; but in all 
other respects such crossing shall be con- 
structed in accordance with the provisions 
thereof in respect to the streets named in 
this ordinance. The work of such con- 
struction shall be done by the railway 
company, and the amount to be paid by the 
city for such work and construction shall 
not exceed the actual and reasonable cost 
thereof. Said bridges respectively, shall 
support all the tracks of said company 
then existing and in use across the lines of 
the proposed street or streets at the time 
of the construction of such subway across 
such right of way of said company ; but 
said railway company shall not be required 
to do any work toward the construction of 
any such subway or subways until the cost 
thereof, as may be estimated by the City 
Engineer and Chief Engineer of said rail- 
way company, shall have been first paid 
over to said railway company, or deposited 
in some responsible bank for its benefit 
and to be paid over to it at once upon the 
completion of said work. 

Section 17. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, approval 
and publication ; provided, however, this 



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ordinance shall be null and void unless 
said Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, and the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company shall 
through their authorized ofacers file with 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago, within 
thirty days from the passage and approval 
by the Mayor of this ordinance, agreement 
or agreements duly executed, whereby said 
railway companies shall undertake to do 
and perform all the matters and things 
reqnirad of them respectively by this ordi- 
nance. After the filing of said agreement 
or agreaments by said companies, and not 
before, this ordinance shall not be ma- 
terially modified or amended without the 
consent of either company effected by any 
proposed modification, unless said com- 
pany or companies shall be in default in 
the performance of the several matters and 
things required by this ordinance and un- 
dertaken to be done by such agreement. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 



Mayor's Office, ) 
December (5th, 1897. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body November 29th, 1897, di- 
recting the City Comptroller to publish the 
city pay-rolls, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the R^^vised Municipal Code 
under Article 44. for the reason that under 
the city ordinances the Comptroller is not 
authorized to oublish the pay-rolls of any 
department of the city government. The 
section of the city ordinances referring to 
the publication of pay-rolls reads as fol- 
lows: 

"It shall be the duty of the City Comp- 
troller to make a monthly report to the 
City Council, that the same may be pub- 
lished in the printed proceedings thereof, 
of each and every pay-roll upon which he 
shall mike payments to any employes of 
the city; such pay-roll to contain the name 
and place of residence of each employe and 
shall indicate the services for which such 
employe is paid." 



This section of the city ordinance pro- 
vides that the Comptroller shall report the 
names and addresses of city employes to 
your Honorable Body and there his duty 
ends . He has neither authority to publisli 
the pay-rolls nor funds appropriated and 
at his disposal for the payment of such 
publication. 

The statement made as the reason for the 
present order that ''there are, from time to 
time, rumors current that the pay-rolls of 
the City of Chicago are in excess of the 
allotment for the various branches of the 
city government" is disingenuous, to say 
the least of it. 1 am in receipt of the fol- 
lowing communication from the Civil 
Service Commissioners: 

"December 1, 1897. 
Hon. Carter R. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear SiR-In reply to your two in- 
quiries as to whether the names of all city 
employes appear on the books of the Civil 
Service Commission, and as to whether 
those books are onen to public inspection, 
the Commissioners answer, 'Yes.' 

No city employe's name is certified to on 
the pay-roll unless it appears upon our 
books, and the Comptroller does not pay 
them without the certificate of this Com- 
mission . Our books also show under what 
system each person has been appointed, 
and any reputable person can, at any time 
during ofB.^e hours, inspect those books in 
our department if he so desires. This has 
always been the practice of the Commis- 
sion. 

It is proper to state, however, that the 
Commissioners have no record of the em- 
ployes of the Board of Education and will 
not have the names ot such employes until 
that body recognizes the decree lately 
rendered, or until a final decree is rendered. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Adolph Kraus, 

Dudley Winston, 
Hempstead Washburne." 

No difficulty can present itself to prevent 
any reputable citizen of Chicago from 
scrutinizing and digesting the payroll of 
any and every department of the city gov- 
ernment. Any organizition desiring the 
same can have a copy of the city pay rolls 
made by its own agent in the Civil Service 
Commissioner's office, and at a merely nomi- 
nal fi^'ure compared with the expense the 



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publication would entail upon the city. As 
far as 1 can see the publication of the pay 
rolls would be of benefit to no one except 
the city printer or a daiily newspaper, ac- 
cording as the Council decided to print the 
same in the daily press at so much per line 
or in the Council Proceedings at so much 
per thousand ems. If some one of the 
newspapers that demand the publication of 
the pay rolls believes such publication to be 
necessary for the protection of the people 
of Chicago, the opportunity can readily be 
seiz3d by it to publish the pay rolls as a 
matter of news and as a voluntary contri- 
bution to the welfare of the city. Begin- 
ning with the first of the year the Comp- 
troller will present to your Honorable 
Body monthly a complete copy of the pay 
roils for you to dispose of as in your best 
judgment seems proper. 

Tours truly, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Math moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Math moved that the order be passed, 
the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost, and the order failed 
to pass by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Brenner, Murphy, Miller, Kahler, 
Beilfuss, Anderson, Knudson, Walsh, 
Probst, Plotke, Harlan, Kector, Mavor, 
Nelson, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— 16. 

Ways— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Meek, Bennett (8th ward), 
Klenha,^Hurt,Biewer,Gazzolo, Duddleston, 
Francis, Maypole, Little, Ziehn, Tuite, 
Kiolbassa, Rogers, Brennan,Powers,Haber- 
korn, Alwart, Mangier, O'Malley, Lyman, 
Walker, Barry, Portman, Hirsch, 8chlake, 
Cannon, Butler, Kimbell, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Wiora— 46. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
December 3d, 1897. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— That the system in opera- 
tion for the government and supervision of 
the public schools of Chicago is not giving 
a measure of results commensurate with 



' the generous financial resources furnished 
by the people is acknowledged all around. 

With the continual growth of the city 
additional burdens keep coming to the 
door of the Board of Education, which is 
seriously handicapped by having to deal 
with new conditions and diffioult develop- 
ments in the harness of antiquated methods. 

A change is needed, a change is essential, 
both in regard to the educational and busi- 
ness conduct of the school system, and to 
that end 1 request power to appoint a com- 
mission to consist of nine, two to be mem- 
bers of the City Council, two to be members 
of the Board of Education and five to be 
outside citizens. 

The object of the appointment of the 
commission is to utilize all that is good in 
the present system, to discard all that is 
defective and to apply new methods where 
needed. 

"Yours truly, 
Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Schools. 

Aid. Mavor moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
quest of His Honor, the Mayor. 

point of order. 

Aid. Brenner rose to a point of order, his 
point of order being that a reference had 
been made of the subject matter to a com- 
mittee, and therefore a suspension of the 
rules must be taken before the request 
could be concurred in. 

The Chair decided the point of order well 
taken. 

Aid. Mavor moved to suspend the rules 
to concur in the request. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the request of 
His Honor, the Mayor, be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented a resolution 
providing for the appointment of a special 
committee of the Council to prepare a plan 
and an ordinance for a redistriction of the 
wards of the city, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Knudson moved its reference to the 
Committee on Elections. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved to suspend the 



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[1897. 



rules for the purpose of adopting the reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailefl. 

Aid- Mclnerney moved the adoption of 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as i 
adopted: 

Whereas, It is commonly known to ! 
every taxpayer and citizen of the City of 
Chicago that the wards of the city as now 
comprised are unevenly divided as to popu- 
lation and territory, and in order that a 
more equal division of the city may be 
made; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That His Honor, the Mayor, 
be authorized and directed to appoint a 
special committee of seven members of the 
Council to prepare and submit a plan and 
an ordinance for properly redistricting the 
wards of the City of Chicago, so as to more 
evenly distribute the territory and popula- 
tion of the various wards of the city than 
now exists. 

After debate, Aid. Harlan and Aid. 
Jackson arose and protested against tne 
adoption of the resolution last disposed ot. 



The Chair . appointed the following as 
the Committeee on redistricting the city. 

Aid. Mclnerney, 

Aid. Hurt, 

Aid. Powers, 

Aid. O'Brien, 

Aid. Brennan, 

Aid. Walker, 

Aid. Schlake. 

The Clerk presented the 40th annual re- 
port of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

Frontage consents in favor of the ^'orth 
Side Electric Street Railway for tracks on 
Indiana street and Chicago avenue, which 
were 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The bond of the Weber Wagon Company, 
under their switch track ordinance of De- 
cember 2, 1897, which was 



Placed on file. 



ALSO, 



The claim of Stephen Cloyesko for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The commissioner of Public Works submitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, > 
Chicago, Dec. 2, 1897. ) 

To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

1 deem it necessary and advisable to lay water main^on^h^followmg^^ 



ON 



*Hayes av 

*Parker av 

*Drake av 

*Monticello av , . . 

*Lawndale av. . . . 



BROM 



TO 



Kimball av 

Ballou st 

W. Wright wood 
av 

W.Wright wood 
av 

W.Wrightwood 
av 



170 ft. west to 
connect 

330 ft. east to 
connect 



140 ft. north t( 
connect 



i Probable 

1 costjncludins REMARKS. 



185 ft. south to 
connect 



185 ft. south t( 
connect 



6 in. 
6 in. 

6-in, 

6 in. 

6-in. 



Hydrants 
and Basins. 



$ 153 00 
207 00 

126 00 

166 50 

166 50 



Recommended by City Engineer for circulation 



Respectfully, L- E. McGann, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



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[1897, 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commis- 
sioner ot Public Works be authorized and 
ordered to have water mains laid in the 
streets mentioned in the foregoing com- 
munication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nayo 
as follows: 

Yeas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller. Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mang- 
ier, Harlan, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, 
Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, 
Butler. Kimbell,Kector,McCarthy,Mulcahy, 
Mclnerney, Reichardt, Sproul Mavor, Nel- 
son, Wiora, Math, Bennett (84th ward)— 62. 

Nays— None. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and 
the Civil Service Commission be and they 
they are hereby directed to prepare and ap- 
prove the pay rolls of the City of Chicago, 
so as to provide for the payment of all city 
employes before the 25th day oE December, 
1897. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Royal Insurance Company 
for stairway opening, according to plans 
attached, at 112 Quincy street. 

Ordered, That the order passed October 
18th, 1897, relating to storm doors, pub- 
lished on page 721 of current proceedings, 
be amended to read after the word " do- 
ing", in the last line, "and provided further 
that such doors shall not project more than 
two feet upon the sidewalk, as measured 
from the building line". 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
issue permit lo Jacobson Bros, lor boot 
black stand cover at 280 Fifth avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
issue permit to First Methodist Church for 



two "V" shaped signs at Washington and 
Clark, southeast corner. 

Which was, on motion, duly paf sed. 

Aid. Ailing presented an order directing 
the City Clerk to purchase twelve copies 
of Roberts' Rules of Order, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ailing moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following 
order. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to give an 
opinion as to whether this Council has the 
right to prevent the Chicago Trading Asso- 
ciation, of No. 83 Adams street, from 
prosecuting its business of furnishing cou- 
pons or checks to certain retail merchants 
and giving alleged presents for $50 worth 
or more of said coupons, thus working un- 
just discrimination against merchants to 
whom said Trading Association refuses to 
furnish said checks or coupons. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jackson presented a resolution con- 
demning the proposed action of the Legis- 
lature of the State in establishing a Police 
Commission for the City of Chicago, and 
moved its adoption. 

Aid. Knudson moved to table the resolu- 
tion. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Jackson moved to suspend the rule& 
to adopt the resolution . 

The motion prevailed Uy yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, Martin, 
O'Brien, Meek, Bennett (8r,h ward), Klenha, 
Hurt, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler, 
Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Tuite, Kiolbassa, Walsh, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Alwart, Mangier, Harlan, 
O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
KimbelJ, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, 
Reichardt, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Wiora, 
Bennett (34th ward)— 51. 

JVai/s— Ailing, Brenner, Murphy, Miller, 
Anderson, Knudson, Rogers,Probst,Plotke, 
Rector, Math— 11. 

Aid. Jackson moved the adoption of the 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution, as 
adopted : 

Whebeas, An extra session of the Leg- 



December 6,1 



1116 



[1897. 



islature of the State of Illinois has been 
called for the purpose, as announced by 
the Governor, of considering, among 
Other questions, the advisability of enact- 
ing a law placing the police force of the 
City of Chicago under the control and 
direction of the Governor of the State, or 
of a Commission to be selected by him; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, irrespective of the national 
party affiliations of its members, declares 
such legislation unwise, an attack upon 
the personal rights and liberties of tbe citi- 
zens of Chicago, and an infringement upon 
the right of this and every community to 
enjoy unmolested the benefits of home rule. 
Resolved, That the City of Chicago, be- 
lieving that every city within the limits of 
the State of Illinois should have the right 
to govern itself in -all municipal affairs, 
and knowing that the maintenance of a 
' Police Commission at an earlier period of 
its history was detrimental, not only to 
the best interests of Chicago, but was pro- 
ductive of great corruption, fraud and in- 
efficiency, declares through its City Coun- 
cil that the legislation referred to and 
contemplated by the Governor of Illinois, 
if carried into effect, is prejudicial to good 
government and is destructive of the 
rights of American citizenship. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago be and is hereby instructed 
to send to the Governor, and to each mem- 
ber of the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Illinois, a copy of 
these resolutions. 



Aid. Kent presented an ordinance refus- 
ing licenses to peddlers °^,t c^ii^^;"?,?^^.® 
Uaited States and the State of Illinois, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. O'Brien presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed 
to isJue a permit to the Stern Clothing 
Company to string a banner at North ave- 
nue and Larrabee street, for thirty days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brenner presented an order for an 
ordinance for the elevation of all railroad 
bracks between West 12th street on the 
north and West 16th street on the soutb, 



beginning at Canal street to a point 25 feet 
west of Blue Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Meek presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, To take from file the claim to 
rebate water tax to owner of premises 168K 
Blue Island avenue, and recommit the same 
fo the Committee on Finance (placed on 
file November 15, 1897, page 856). 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hurt presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Track 
Elevation prepare and submit to this Coun- 
cil an ordinance requiring tbe elevation of 

the plane of the roadbed *^^;^' ^ RaUroad 
Chicago, Burlington and Qamcy Railroaa 
ComplnyTthe Chicago ana Northwestern 
RaUway Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company, the Pitts, 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis 
Railway Company, and the Union Stoc^ 
Yards and Transit Company, respectively, 
beginning at Canal street, in lieu of the 
Blue island Avenue viaduct, as contem- 



plated by said committee. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Miller presented orders to establish 
3o1oot roadwJys on West 19th street from 
California to Kedzie avenues, and on Al- 
bany avenue, from Douglas boulevard to 
West 19th street, which were 

Referred to the Department of Public 
Works tor ordinances. 

Aid. Miller presented the following mo- 
tion: 

I move you a reconsideration of the vote 
bv which the order presented by His 
Honor, the Mayor, for the redistrictmg of 
the wards, was passed. 

Aid. Kiolbassa moved to lay the motion 
on the table. 

Aid Coughlin moved the reference ot 
thtmotion to the Committee on Elections. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

After further debate, Aid. Brennan 
moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Veas—ComhWu, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Rallenberg?Kent, Martin, O'Brien, Murphy, 
K; Bennelt (8th ward). Hurt, B.ewer. 



December 6,] 



1117 



[1897. 



Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler, Francis, 
Maypole, Little, Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, 
Kiolbassa, Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, 
Alwart, Mangler,0'Malley, Lyman, Barry, 
McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, Ueich- 
ardt, Wiora— 36. 

iVai/s— Ailing, Jackson, Cloidt, Brenner, 
Klenha, Miller, Beilfuss, Knudson, Walsh, 
Rogers, Probst, Plotke, Harlan, Walker, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 



Kimbell, Hector, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, 
Math, Bennett (84th ward)— 26. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 




City Clerk, 



JOHN F, HIGGINS PRINT, 196-8 CLARK STREET, CHICAGO. 



December 6,] 



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y;^' 



December 13, J 



1119 



[1897.' 



CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



DBCRMBER 13, 1897. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, December 16, 1897. 



Present— His Honor the Mayor and Aid 
Conghlm, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, Fitch* 
Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller 
Biewer,Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kahler. Fran- 
cis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, 
Anaerson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson 
Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
n?I?'„^'®^^*' Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, 
O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, Port- 
^•*°L ^^^f.^^' Schlake, Cannon, Butler. 
Ximbell, Hector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, Ma- 
vor, Nelson. Howell, Wiora, Math and 
Bennett (34th ward). ^ ^ lu. ^uu 

j^^J»«^* — Aid. Harlan, Maltby and 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Miller moved that the minutes of 
ii?7 ^.^Sular meeting held December 6, 
im, be corrected so as to strike out all of 
tnat portion relating to the adoption of the 



resolution providing for the appointment 
Ota special committee to prepare a plan 
and an ordinance for redistricting the citv 
mto wards, on pages 1113 and 1114. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to lay Aid. Miller's 
motion on the table. 

^^The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

T. ^^«l-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook. 
Ballenberg, Kent, Martin, O'Brien, Murphy 
Meek Bennett (8th ward), Hurt Biewer! 
Gazzolo, Duddleston.Kahler, Francis, Mav- 

^i^U^»"^' ^'^&°' Tuite, Kiolbassa, 
Walsh, Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, Al- 
wart, Mangier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker. 
Barry, Schlake, McCarthy. Mulcahy, Me- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Wiora-39. 

2Vai/s-Fitcb, Ailing, Jackson, Cloidt 
Brenner, Klenha, Miller, Beilfuss Ander- 

Aid. Coughlin moved the approval of 
the minutes without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



December 13,] 



1120 



(1897. 



BEPOBTS OF CITY OFFICEBS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Corren- 
Uon for the weefe ending December Id, isyv, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing report : 

Departmknt of Finance, ) 
CHICAGO, 13th Dec, 1897. ) 
To the Mayor and Aldermen in City 
Cou7icil Asi^embled: 
Gentlemen— la accordance with Sec- 



tion 40, Article 1, Chapter 4, of the Re- 
vised Code of Chicago, I herewith submit 
for your action thereon, a statement of the 
receipts and expenditures of the City of 
Chicago from the 1st of November to the 
30Lh, inclusive. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. Waller, 
Comiytr oiler. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPEDITURES, CITY OF CHICAGO, NOVEMBER IST 1897 TO NOVEMBER 

30th, 1897, INCLUSIVE. 



iJalance in City Treasury November 1st. 1897 

Receipts, November 1st to 30lb, inclusive- 
Board of Examining Engineers 

Boiler Inspector 

Building Department 

€ity Markets 

Costs of Tax Sales 

Department of Public Works 

Forfeited Bonds 

General Fund 

Health Department 

House of Correction 

Justice of the Peace collections 

liicenses 

Oil Inspector 

Police Court Fines 

Police Department 

Pounds 

Premium on Tax Sales 

Prosecuting Attorney's collections 

Public Library 

Rents 

School Fund 

School Tax Fund 

Sewerage Fund 

JSpecial Assessments • • • • • • • 

Special Deposit Fund, Department Public Works. 

Suspense Account 

"Tax Purchases 

Taxes, 1895 

Water Department 

\Wharfiug Interest 



$ 1,083,269 U 



707 00 
630 53 
4,380 80 
694 50 
2 87 
10,169 46 
33 00 
220 44 
12 00 
3,272 69 
117 00 
75,696 99 
1 052 16 
3,865 17 
1,020 83 
576 85 
63 25 
106 95 
596 88 
964 17 
472,070 10 
1,178 44 
2,375 10 
816,921 28 
9.883 81 
2,211 54 
174 84 
950 000 00 
829,216 71 
174 09 



Total 

Total 

Expenditures, November Ist to £0 h, inclusive- 
Contingent Fund 

Department of Public Works 

Fire Department 

Oeneral Fund 



$ 2 187,788 40 
$ 6,274.007 51 



162 58 

83,334 90 

130,784 54 

82,565 57 



[1897. 



December 13 J 1191 

Health Department iRoPiQK 

House of Correction * ^'^''^^* ^^ 

Interest Account ^'^^^ ^^ 

Police Fund. . ^'^^^ ^* 

Public Library..;;;; 256,483 70 

School Fund. ^^'^** ^^ 

School Tax Fund 446,050 03 

Sewerage Fund. .;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; 574.29562 

Special Assessments. . . . oq^ '^^^ ^^ 

Special Deposit Fund l'"^^^ "^^ 

Special Deposit Fund, Department 'pubVic Works.' ufn Tq 

Special Fund "W" io,»i/ ly 

Street Lamp Fund ^^'^^^ ^^ 

Tax Loans. 1896 ; ^^ *^^ ^^ 

Water Fund... 30,118 58 

* 263,302 92 

Total 

$ 2 245,380 73 

Balance, including -School Tax Fund, Library Fund, Special "" 
Assessment Fund. Water Fund and all trust funds, in 
Treasury, December 1st, 1897. . 

$ 4,028,626 78 

Which was placed on file. ^== 



The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
tollowing opinion: 



Office of the 

COUJfSEL TO THE COEPOKATION 

December 13th, 1897 



>K.| 



To the Honorable, the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with your 
order of December 6th, "that the Corpora- 
tion Counsel be and he is hereby directed 
to give an opinion as to whether this Coun- 
cil has the right to prevent the Chicago 
Trading Association, of No. 33 Adams 
street, from prosecuting its business of 
furnishing coupons or checks to certain 
retail merchants, and giving alleged pres- 
ents for fifty dollars worth or more of said 
coupons, thus working unjust discrimina- 
tion against merchants to whom said Trad- 
ing Association refuses said checks or cou- 
pons," I beg to report that I have inves- 
tigated the matter and am of the opinion 
that the City Council possesses no power 
to suppress or interfere with said business. 
Very truly yours, 

Chas. S. Thoknton, 
Corporation Counsel. 
Which was placed on file. 

r,H?PhS®^-^ presented the report of the 
City Physician for JSovember, 1897, which 

Placed on file. 



ALSO. 

nlr^fn'^A ' Tln^ '^''^'^.?- ^brahamson and 
Martin A. Thompsonfor compensation for 
personal injuries, which were 

Keferred to the Committee on Finance. 



ALSO, 

The following petitions : 

To the Honorable Mayor and City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 

We, the undersigned, owners of land 
fronting on Indiana street, between Seneca 
street and State street, in said city, respect- 
fully petition your Honorable Body to 
grant to the North Side Electric Street 
Kailway Company the right to lay down 
construct, maintain and operate a double 
track surface electric street railroad in 
upon and along said Indiana street, be- 
tween Seneca street and State street • the 
said railroad company to repave, in a good 
and substantial manner, and keep in repair 
the sixteen feet in the center of said Indi- 
ana street, without expense to the owners 
of property abutting on said street. 

John L. Nelson, Lot 11, Block 29 iTir, 
zie's Addition, 30 feet. ' ^^^" 

i?"^^^?,,^- I^e^son, west half of Lot 4,Block 
17, Kmzie's Addition, 25 feet. Pronfirfv 
formery m name of Helen Leiand. ^ ^ 



December 13,1 



1122 



[1897. 



To the Honorable Mayor and City 
Council of the City of Chicago: 

We, the undersigned, owners of land 
fronting on Indi ana street,bet ween St. Clair 
street and State street, in said city, respect- 
fully petition your Honorable Body to 
grant to the North Side Electric Street 
Railway Company the right to lay down, 
construct, maintain and operate a double- 
track surface electric street railroad, m, 
upon and along said Indiana street, be- 
tween St. Clair street and State street; 
the said railroad company to repave, in a 
good and substantial manner, and keep in 



repair the sixteen feet in the center of said 
Indiana street, without expense to the 
owners of property abutting on said street. 

L.J. Wood, west half of Lot 2, in Block 
17, kiDzie Addition, '^b feet. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

Resolutions of citizens of the West Divis- 
ion of the city, condemning the proPOsed 
widening of, and the use of bascule 
bridges on, the Chicago River, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges. 



The commissioner of Public Works submitted the following communication: 

Department op Public Works, ) 
Chicago, Dec. 13, 1897. J 

To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Ideem it necessary and advisable to lay watermains^n^heMlowing^tr^ 



ON 



IROM 



East Ravenswood 
Park 



TO 



Cemetery Drive 825 ft south 



Probable 
cost,includmg: 
SlZhi. Hydrants 
and Basins. 



6-in. 



I 742 50 



REMARKS. 



Pays 10c. 



Respectfully, L. E. McGann, 

Commissioner of PuhliB Works. 



. Aid Jackson moved that the Coramis- i 
sioner ofpublic Works be authorized and 
nrdftred to have water mains laid in ine 
streets mentioned in the foregoing com- 
munication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nayr. 
as follows: 

was-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch Ailing, Jackson, CallenOerg, Kent, 
r oidt Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
5imer,l3Tewer, Wzzolo, D/^f dI«ston Ka^ 
iftr Francis, Maypole, LitUe, Jieiiiuss, 
zYehn Anderson, Tuite Kiolbassa Knud- 
son Wa?sh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Raberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
SJ; o'Mftllev Lvman, Walker, Barry, 
lortman CscL,sJMake, Cannon^^^^^^^ 
limbitr Rector, 'McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
TnSnev Mowrer, Reicbardt, Sproul, 
Mavor'^^NelsornowelUWiora, Math, Ben- 
nett {34th ward)— 64. 

Nai/s— JSone. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
fstimate for curbing, grading and paving 
Ott6 street, from Robey s'reetto the right 



of way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
railroad. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid Cannon, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

yeas-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunthei, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
C old , Martln,0'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Mmer, Biewer. Gazzolo, D^ddleston Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson. Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 

soE, Walsh, Rogers Bre^"^^"', f ^Cn': 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
oipr O' Mai lev, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
^ortman7eirTch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler. 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor,^?^elson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward )-64. 



Ways— None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and macadam- 



December 18, J 1123 



11897. 



izing East Ravenswood Park, from Law- 
rence avenue to Ainslie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sclilake, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
€loidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, flirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerny, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor, Jfelson, Howell, Wiora, Mathj Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in North Hermitage ave- 
nue, from Bryn Mawr avenue to the first 
alley south of Peterson avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cannon, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved bv 
yeas and nays as follows : 

reas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
f.l^^h 4J^^°^' Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murnhy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazz^Io, Duddleston, Kah' 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mayor, Nelson, Ho well, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— ^ one. 



ALSO. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a sewer in West 111th place, from 
Wentworth avenue to the first alley west 
of Michigan avenue. 

. ?J unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance 
was passed and the estimate therewith ap- 
proved by yeas and nays as follows : 

Tj< Jt^^~;J^^^S^J^°' Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
J^I^S: 4Pi»g' Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt 



Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
)er, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward) -64. 
Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water service pioes in Monroe 
avenue, from 68th street to 70£h street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Math, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzofo, Duddleson, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler. 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, :Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward)— 64. 

Nays—None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water service pipes in Wright- 
wood avenue, from Logan square to Kim- 
ball avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kimbell, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Fcas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent. 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



December 13,] 



1124: 



[1897, 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
erect a lamp post in front of thn Baptist 
Church at the corner of 72d street and 
Cham plain avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
light the lamo posts on «tony Island ave- 
nue, from 60th street to 61st street. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Howell presented orders to refund 
money paid for water mains on street oe- 
Tween SOch and 81st streets in Orelup & 
Taylor's Subdivision, N. E. K N. W. M. 
etc:, and to refund building permit to tue 
United Salt Company, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Howell presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to stay all pro- 
Jeedmgs in the matter of water service 
pipes fn jeffery avenue, from 75th to 91st 
streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid Wiora presented an order to rebate 
special assessment to Louisa Braun, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Nelson presented a resolution ex- 
tending the time six months for the adop- 
tion of suitable fenders by street railway 
coroorations in accordance with an orai- 
nanee of September 27, 1897. and moved its 
adoption . 

Aid. Brennan moved its reference to the 
Committee on Railroads. 



Aid. Jackson moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Fitch, 
Ailing, Jackson, Wallenberg, Kent Cloidt 
O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, Bennett 
(8th ward), Klenha, Miller, BiewerDud- 
Sto^,Kahler, Francis, Maypole L^Ue 
Reilfuss, ZiehD, Anderson, luite, Kioi- 
bassa Knudson, Walsh, Rogers, Powers, 
HaSkorn Protest, AlwartPlotke,M^^^^^ 
^er O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
|ortman7eirsIii, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Malcahy Mc- 
fnernev Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor,^Nelfon7fcLowell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -59. 

JVai/»-Cook, Hurt, Gazzolo, Brennan-4. 



Aid. Nelson moved the adoption of the 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed, and the re^solution 
was adopted by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek,'Bennett (8th ward), Klenha Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, I>^f,?/««to°' if^Jl" 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiol bassa, Knud- 
son, 'Walsh, i^ogers, Powers, Haber- 
korL, Probst, Alwart, Mangier, O'Malley, 
Lyman, Walker, Barry, Portman Hirsch, 
Schlake, Cannon, Butler, Kimbell, Rector, 
McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer^ 
Reichardt, Sproul, Mavor Nelson Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward)— bd. 

i^aws— Brennan— 1. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Whereas, By a certain ordinance 
passed by this Council on the 37th day 
of September, 1897, the street car corpo- 
rations of this city were ordered to pro- 
vide fenders and guards on each of their 
cars in operation in this city, and sixty 
days' time was given them in which to 
comply with the terms of said ordi- 
nance; and, 

Whereas, The said corporations have 
made such endeavor, and have failed to 
provide such fenders as met the ap- 
proval of His Honor the Mayor and the 
Commissioner of Public Works; and, 

WHEREAS, The said companies have 
requested that the time in which said 
fenders shall be provided be extended so 
as to enable them to devise other styles 
offenders that would overcome the ob- 
jections raised, 

Be it Besolved: As an amendment to 
the ordinance above mentioned, that the 
time limit be extended six months from 
the day of its passage. 



1 



Aid . Sproul presented the claim of Ed- 
wfra Draper for personal iDjarses. which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Sproul presented a petition for 
cement siSewalk^on the south side of Sout^h 
Normal Parkway, from Wright street lo 
theC.;R.I.&P.R-R-.^hichwas 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



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1125 



11897. 



Aid. Mowrer presented the claim of Paul 
Schuize for rebate of water tax, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the claim of 
Kyan & Maloney fpr extra work, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Mulcahy presented the claim of 
' Ahos. Connerty for special assessment re- 
bate, whicb was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

lic-^^^V.?®^*^®^ presented the claim of Mrs. 
Mary Clark for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Rector presented an order for 7 gas 
lamp posts on West Taylor street, from 
41st avenue to 42d avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Rector presented an ordinance 
amending Section 12 of the Revised Code 
of Chicago (1897) and to provide for and 
fix the salaries of the Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago and to make allowance for 
secretaries to certain Aldermen and moved 
to suspend the rules to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: *' 

T.Ji^^—p.^^^^l^^' Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
SJ^^^i ^i^^°^' Jackson, Ballenberg.Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Kahler, Francis 
Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, Ziehn, Ander- 
son, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, Walsh, 
§®^,?^P'.,^^®°^*^"' Powers, Haberkorn 
Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Mangier, O'Mallev, 
Lyman, Barry, Portman, Hirsch, Schlake 
Cannon, Butler, Kimbell, Rector, McCar- 
thy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Reich- 
ardt, Sproul, Howell, Wiora-58, 

lVai/«— Duddleston. Walker, Mavor, Nel- 
son, Math, Bennett (3ith ward)-6. 

Aid. Mavor moved to amend the ordi- 
nance so as to take effect and be in force 
from and after the 2 ad day of April, 1898. 

Aid. Mowrer moved to lay the amend- 
ment on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

^i,'^^*^*.?®^^^^ moved to further amend 

the ordinance by adding after the word 

^P^^L^^ ^° Section 1, the words "by and 

Co *i)®„^^^ic® a^d consent of the City 

The amendment was adopted. 

^3*^* ^6ctor moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 



Jt*^?.' 4;^.*°^' liallenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek! 
Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, Miller! 
Biewer, Gazzolo, Kahler, Francis, Little! 
Beilfuss, Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiol- 
bassa, Knudson, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, 
Powers, Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart,Plotke» 
Mangier, O'Malley, Lyman, Barry, Port- 
man, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler. 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, SnrouU 
Howell, Wiora— 56. 

IV aj/s — Jackson, Duddleston, Maypole,, 
Walker, Mavor, Nelson, Math, Bennett 
(84th ward)— 8. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OEDINANCE 

To amend Section 12 of the Revised Coda 
of Chicago (1897) and to provide for and 
fix the salaries of the Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, and to make allowance 
for Secretaries to certain Aldermen. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of tk& 
City of Chicago: 

Sectiok 1. That Section 12 of the Re- 
vised Code of Chicago (1897) be and the 
same is hereby amended by striking out 
all of said section and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures following^ 
to- wit : 

*• 12. There shall be allowed and paid to> 
" each of the Aldermen elected after Ma3r 
" 26, 1897, in lieu of any and all other com« 
*' pensation and secretary hire whatsoever j, 
" an annual salary of fifteen hundred dol- 
"lars ($1500.00) payable in monthly in^ 
" stallments of one hundred and twenty- 
" five dollars ($125.00) each on the first day 
" of each and every month hereafter. 

" Any incumbent of the office of Alder- 
"man whose term is now running and 
"who by reason thereof is disqaalified 
" under Section 11, Article 9, of the Consti- 
"tution of the State of Illinois, froms 
"receiving the increased salary provided 
" by this ordinance during the remainder 
"of his term of office, may appoint by and 
" with the advice and consent of the City 
"Council, by means of a writing to be 
" filed with the Comptroller, a Secretary;.ta 



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[1897. 



■' assist sucli Alderman in his work, which 
'« Secretary shall receive a salary of one 
" hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125.00) 
" per month, payable on the first day of 
"each and every month hereafter. Any 
*' such appointment as Secretary shall con- 
" tinue in force until revoked by the Alder- 
<« man making the same, but this provision 
♦•shall cease with the expiration of the 
«' present term or terms of the Aldermen 
«' appointins; Secretaries hereunder." 

Section 2. Any and all ordinances in 
conflict with this ordinance are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and publication. 

Aid. McCarthy presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the order passed March 1, 
1897, stopping the clumping of garbage on 
both sides of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal, near Western avenue, be and the 
same is hereby rescinded. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance of July ^6, l»y4, 
authorizing the Northern Electric Ky. Co. 
to construct a street railway on certain 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cannon presented resolutions from 
the citizens of the Twenty-fifth, Twenty- 
sixth and Twenty- seventh wards condem- 
ing immediate action of the City Council 
toward the widening and deepening of the 
Chicago river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Yiaducts and Bridges. 



Aid. Barry presented a petition and an 
ordinance turning over the control oi 
Dearborn avenue, between Burton place 
and Ohio street to the Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners, which were 

Referred to the Committee en Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Walker presented the claim of 
Thomas Murphy, agent, for rebate ot water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walker presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
iic Works be and he is hereby directed 



to issue a permit to C. F. GiUman & Co. to 
erect and maintain, for the penod of 
30 days from date hereof, at the northwest 
corner of Clark and Ontario streets, a sign 
or signs extending from the lot line ot saia 
premises on Clark street to the curb m 
front thereof. (To be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works.) 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Plotke presented resolutions of 
citizens of the North Division of the city 
in relation to the widening and deepening 
of the Chicago River, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges. 

Aid. Alwart presented an ordinance in 
favor of The Fred W. Wolf Company for 
a switch track across Rees street and Haw- 
thorne avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Powers presented an order to re- 
fund to the Brewer & Hoffman Bottling 
Company, W. L. Goggin, the Chicago 
ConsolidaW Bottling Company and 
Morand Bros., amounts paid for beer bot- 
tlers' license, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented an order to rebate 
to the Chicago and Great Western Rail- 
road Company amount of special assess- 
ment, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid Powers presented a petition and 
ordinance to permit the Western Electric 
Co. to construct passageways across Con- 
gress street, near Clinton street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. W. D- 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order: - t. k 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and is hereby authorized to 
issue to those who may apply therefor per- 
mits to erect and maintain tor a permd of 
80 days from this date, such Christmas and 
holiday signs as he, said Commissioner, 
may in his discretion approve. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Powers presented an ordinance to 
transfer from the general t'lnd moneys to 
the credit of sundry appropriations and 
moved to suspend the rules to pass the 
ordinance. 

The! motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Feas-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fifch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, Meek, 
Bennett (8rh ward), Klenha Hurt, Mil e^^ 
Biewer. Gazzo o, Duddleston, Kaliler, 
Frauds, Maypole Little, Beilfuss, Z-ehn, 
Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knudson, 



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1127 



[1897, 



Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haberkorn, 
Frobst, Alwart, Plotke,Mangler,0'Malley, 
Lyman, Walker, Barry, Portraan, Hirsch, 
Schlake, Cannon, Butler. Kimbell, Rector, 
McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mcloerney, Mowrer, 
Reichardt, Sproul, Mavor, Nelson, Howell, 
Wiora, Math, Bennett (34th ward J— 62. 

A''ai/s— Walsh— 1. 

Aid. Powers moved the passage of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

JTeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Balienberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Duddleston, Gazzolo, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, Haber- 
korn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) -63. 

Nays— ^one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

OEDINANCE 

To transfer from the general fund moneys 

for the use of other funds. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
is hereby authorized to place to the credit 
of each fund of the city, out of which the 
salaries of city officials, the compensation 
of city employes, and the payment of city 
expenditures, are respectively paid, a suffi- 
cient sum of money, out of moneys of the 
city not otherwise appropriated, to make 
said respective funds adequate to pay the 
December, 1897, salaries, compensation 
and expenditure, aforesaid. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Rogers presented the following 
orders. 

1- ^*;?^^^<^. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works grant permit to White House 
Social Club to string banner at Madison 
and Union streets. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works grant permit to Chicago Sport- 
ing Mens' Club to string banners at 142 
West Madison street. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit Max Heiman to erect a sign at the 
southwest corner of Meridian street and 
Union street, the same to be removed at 
any time at the option of the Mayor or the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Knudson presented the claim of 
Mrs. MaryE. Hall for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Knudson presented the claim of 
Florence Hunter for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walsh presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit the Junior Franklin Union to erect 
a banner in the vicinity of Halsted street, 
Milwaukee avenue and Grand avenue, 
subject to removal by Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Tuite presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit the Chicago Skating and Cycling 
Club to string an electric light wire from 
the post of the West Chicago Street Rail- 
way Company at Clybourn place and 
Paulina street across the sidewalk to the 
premises of the company, the same to be 
removed at any time in the option of the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ziehn presented the following 
order: 

. Ordered, That the Commissioner ot 
Public Works be and he is hereby directed 
to issue permit to the Anchor Dry Goods 
Store, 920 to 924 Milwaukee avenue to 
string a canvas sign across the sidewalk in 
front, of their premises, the same to be re- 
moved in the discretion of the Mayor or 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ziehn presented the claim of Theo. 
Zoeblfor special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



December 13,] 



1128 



[1897. 



Aid. Beilfuss presented an ordinance to 
permit W. A. Wieboldt to construct pas- 
sageway across alley, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: - 

Feaa— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson , iJallenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbass9,Knud- 
son, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Scblake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbeil, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt. Sproul, 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— l^one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 



City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby granted 
to William A. Wieboldt to construct, 
maintain and use passageways across the 
alley separating Lots 6 and 7 and Lots 48 
and 49, in Block 3, in Bauwan's and Hoff- 
man's subdivision, in the City of Chicago; 
provided, said Wieboldt shall construct and 
maintain said passageways according to 
plans hereto attached, and s.) as not to in- 
terfere with sewer, water, gas or other 
pipes, or with electrical wires or conduits 
now contained or hereafter to be placed in 
said alley. 

Section 2. This permission and au- 
thority and the passageways so to be con- 
structed thereunder are subject to all gen- 
eral ordinances of the City of Chicago, and 
the same may be revoked at any time in the 
discretion of the Mayor or Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Gas Inspector be and 
he is hert-by directed to have erected a gas- 
oline lamp post at the alley north of 
Chicago avenue, on the west side of Kock- 
well street. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit Moeiler Bros. & H«- /« |^^,^% ^,? 
evergreen canopy in front of 928 to 9^^ 
Miiwauke avenue for thirty days, during 
the holiday term, subject to approval ot 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maypole presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That inasmuch as the Com- 
mittee on Track Elevation, in Pursuance 
of elevation of tracks on Rockwell street, 
between Lake and Fulton streets, of the 
Pan Handle et al. railroads, through some 
inadvertance, or otherwise, imposea an 
iriury upon the citizens of West Rockwell 
street by closing Rockwell street at Fulton 
street, the Finance Committee be and is 
hereby directed to take such steps as are 
necessary to open Rockwell street to con- 
nect with subway at Fulton street, or to 
purchase or condemn sj^fficient property 
on Lake street in order that said Rockwell 
street shall be open to Lake street to con- 
nect with subway at Lake street m lieu of 
part of Rockwell street vacated at Fulton 
street, said cost to be borne wholly by the 
City of Chicago and to be taken from the 
General Fund. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented orders to rebate 
water tax to P. Brennan and special assess- 
ment rebates to Jones & l^e°^^^y'„^?'^- 
Haasp, W. H. Potter and S. R. Hurford, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kahler presented an ordinance for 
the vacation of part of the nor h and sou h 
12- foot alley in Lots Nos. 6 and 4 in 
the east five acres, etc., lying south of 
Lake street, wLich was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets ana 
Alleys. W. D. 

Aid. Kahler presented an order for a 
6-foot plank sidewalk on boOi sides of 
Taylor street, between Campbell and Ked- 
zie avenues, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Kahler presented an order to trans- 
feffunds to the credit of the special assess- 
ment tor electiic lights on Ogden avenue, 
S^tween Randolph and 12th streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kahler presented an ordinance 
amending the ordinance passed March 1, 
1897, in rilation to the sale and licensing of 
cigarettes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



December 13,) 



1129 



11897. 



Aid. Kahler presented the following 
order: 

Be it ordered hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, That the Superintendent 
of Police be required to make a report to 
this Council at its next regular meeting of 
all police officers detailed to do special 
work or police duties in various depart- 
ment stores, directly or indirectly, and at 
which department stores, together wilh 
those detailed to conserve the peace at any 
store, building, theatre or private corpora- 
tion of any nature, together with a report 
stating the emolument paid each of said 
officers and by whom paid and if paid by 
the city, if full reimbursement is made to 
the city for such police service in the 
guarding of private properties. 

Which wap, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Francis presented the following 
order: ^ 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of ]t*ub~ 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Union Christian Church to 
string banner across street at Van Buren 
and Leavitt streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Duddleston presented resolutions 
of citizens of the West Division of the city, 
in relation to the deepening and widening 
of the Chicago River, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary 

Aid. Coughlin moved to reconsider the 
vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the reference of 
the resolutions to the Committee on Har- 
bors, Viaducts and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Duddleston presented the following 
orders : ^ 

,. Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit for Christmas sign to John 
Berry at the corner of Ashland boulevard 
and Madison street for twenty days. 

1- ^^'^^^i That the Commissioi sr of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby (directed to 
issue a permit to Geo. W. Perry to string 
oil cloth sign across sidewalk at 402 West 
Madison street for twenty days. 

Which were on motion, duly passed. 

* ^}^' ?u<idleston presented an ordinance 
tor the forfeiture of franchise of the West 
Chicago Street Railroad Company for 
tracks on Lake street, between Halsted 



street and Bryant place, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevs^iled, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

F6a8— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Ballenberg, Kent, Cloidt, 
Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, PJotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mclnerney, 
Mowrer,Reichardt, Sproul, Ma vor, Nelson, 
Howell, Wiora, Math, Bennett (84th ward) 

^ays— Jackson, Kimbell— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDIlSrANCE 

To forfeit the franchise of a street car 
line on West Lake street, between Hal- 
sted street and Bryant place. 

Whereas, The City Council has here- 
tofore granted an ordinance for the opera- 
tion of a street car line on West Lake 
street, from Halsted street to Bryant place ; 
and, 

Whereas, The West Chicago Street 
Railroad Company, as the successor and 
lessee of such franchise, has failed to com- 
ply with the terms and provisions thereof, 
in that the said West Chicago Street Rail- 
road Company does not operate the street 
car line on said West Lake street in the 
manner as is provided by said charter, and 
for the convenience of said public; there- 
fore, 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That the. license, permit and 
franchise heretofore granted by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago for the 
maintenance and operation of the street 
car line on that part of West Lake street, 
from the middle of North Halsted street to 
the easterly line of Bryant place, in said 
City of Chicago, be, and the same is de- 
clared forfeited and revoked. 



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1130 



[1897. 



Sec. 2. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and is hereby directed to 
notify the West Chicago Street Railroad 
Company to remove said street railroad 
tracks, from said part of West Lake street 
within the next 30 days, and in the event 
of the failure on the part of said West 
Chicago Street Railroad Company so to do, 
then the Commissioner of Public Works 
shall cause said tracks to be removed from 
said part of West Lake street. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage. 



Aid. Duddleston presented the following 
memorial: 

The cost of education per pupil enrolled 
in the public schools of the City of Chi- 
cago, when compared for a series of years, 
exhibits a state of facts which is contrary 
to the experience of usual economic laws. 
The experience of those engaged in mer- 
chandizing, manufacturing and transporta- 
tion shows that operating expenses do not 
increase pro rata with the growth of busi- 
ness. The railroad whose traffic shows an 
average growth each year for a series of 
years, under careful, prudent management, 
will exhibit, if not a marked decrease in 
the percentage of operating expenses, at 
least a noticeable reduction in the cost of 
transporting its tonnage per train mile. In 
the packing industry, which is one of the 
show exhibits of this city, the house which 
slaughters 4,000 hogs per diem does it at a 
less cost per animal than the establishment 
which kills only one-half the number. It 
is equally true that the great dry goods 
emporium whose total sales last year are 
said to be forty millions of dollars does its 
business at a lower percentage tban other 
houses whose aggregate sales are probably 
not one quarter. 

Eight years ago the absolute cost of 
tuition per pupil enrolled in all the public 
schools of this city was $17.87. Last year 
the cost was $20.68, an increase of $2.81, or 
about 15 per cent. The increase in the 
enrollment was 78,28i, or nearly 60 per 
cent. The following table shows the total 
number of pupils enrolled during each of 
the past seven school years, the cost of 
tuition per pupil enrolled, and the popula- 



tion of the city as determined by the school 
census in the years indicated. 



Total Popu- 
lation School 
Census. 



1889-90.. 
1890-91 . , 
1891-92. 
189-2-93. 
1893-94. 
1894-95. 
1895-96. 



1,208,669 
'l,438",6i6 



Total Enroll- 
ment of Pu- 
pils. 



1,-567,727 
1,619,2-^6 



135,541 
146,751 
157,743 
166,895 
185,358 
201,380 
213,825 



Cost per 
Pupil Eq- 
rolied. 



$1' 



18 35 

19 05 
19 72 

19 26 

20 22 
20 68 



For a series of years previous to 1889-90, 
the cost of tuition (all current expenses, 
not including repairs, permanent improve- 
ments, etc.,) was as follows, per pupil en- 
rolled: 



School Tear. 

1884 

1886 



1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 



$13 20 

13 70 

14 98 

15 93 

16 69 

16 72 

17 87 



What is the reason for this annual pro- 
gressive increase in the cost of providing 
an education for the children of this great 
and growing city? In 1884 the cost per 
pupil was $13.20; in 1896 it has risen to 
$20 68, an increase of $7.48 or over 66 per 
cent Will the Honorable Board of Edu- 
cation say that the quality of education is 
fifty per cent better now than it was four- 
teen years ago? K so, in what respect? 
But before considering this question, it is 
advisable to go a little further into the of- 
ficial statistics. The total enrollment for 
the school year 1895-96-213,825 pupils- 
was distributed as follows: 

Primary department 1*9.6*2 

Grammar department 5o,4»^ 

High School department ».o^y 

Deaf Mutes department »^ 

Total 213,825 

Of the above total number enrolled only 
12 641, or about 6 per cent, were over fifteen 
years of age, and of these onl^ two-thirds 
were in attendance at the high schools. 
The pupils over seventeen years of age 
numbered 3.239 or a trill 3 over IM per cent 
of the total enrollment. 



i 



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In the school year 1889-90 the pupils were 
divided as follows : 

Primary department 102,509 

Grammar department 28,832 

High School department 4,200 

Total 135,541 

The average number of pupils per 
teacher, not including principals and 
special teachers, for a series of school 
years, was : 

High Other 
5^««^- • School. Schools. 

1884-5 38 54 

1885-6 44 55 

1886-7 43 53 

1887-8 44 49 

1888-9 45 52 

1889-90 41 48 

1890-1 39 *86 

1891-2 35 46 

1892-3 34 45 

1893-4 87 45 

1894-5 40 44 

1895-6 39 45 

*Presumably a misprint for 46. , 

It Will be observed that there has prac- 
ticably been no change in the constituents 
of the school attendance during the past 
seven years. The percentages of ages in 
each school year has been practically con- 
stant, and it is not unfair to presume in the 
absence of statistics that the conditions 
during the previous seven years were sub- 
stantially the same. 

Again the question must be asked why 
has the cost of educating a pupil in the 
public schools of Chicago increased from 
$13.20 in 1884 to $20.68 in 1896 ? 

It certainly can not owe its origin to the 
establishment of the manual training 
school system. The report of Superin- 
tendent Lane for last year says that in 
twelve of the grammar schools a room has 
been fitted up in each for the teaching of 
manual training in wood- work. The 
equipment cost about $900 for each room. 
The boys in the seventh and eighth grades 
of sixty-six of the grammar schools ar- 
ranged in groups nearest the school se- 
lected for the purpose, form the classes. 
Each class receives instruction once a week 
for two hours. The English High School 
on West Monroe street near Halsted, has a 
valuable equipment of machinery. Last 
year there was a daily average member- 
ship of 355 at an average cost of $110.68 per 



school year. The average yearly cost of 
the pupils in the other high schools was 
$58.68— average gross attendance being 
7,163. 

No patriotic citizen, whether he be a 
capitalist or a wage worker, can consist- 
ently urge any objection to the introduc- 
tion of manual training into our public 
schools, so long as its cost does not bring it 
within the domain of a luxury. It is a 
lamentable fact that the finest skilled 
labor, the artistic artisan, who finds a 
market in this country for his daily toil, is, 
generally speaking, not a native of 
America, but a foreigner who has learned 
his art in England, Germany or France, 
where technical schools abound and where 
the apprenticeship system has not yet been 
abandoned. That this country needs more 
skilled labor, labor that has been educated 
in artistic combinations of form and color 
no one who has any knowledge of the^ 
labor market can successfully deny. There 
are in this country uneducated workmen 
in every branch of human industry^ 
whether they be lawyers, doctors, machin- 
ists or carpenters, and this very fact fre- 
quently opens the way^for the unscrupulous 
politician to gather one or more of the 
labor unions into his fold. 

During the last seven years there have 
been spent in the public schools about 
$150,000 for the alleged teaching of music. 
The little instruction that can be received' 
in the school classes in this study is practi- 
cally worthless. Children can learn more 
of time, tune and musical color from listen- 
ing to the wandering bands of Italian and 
Hungarian violin, harp and clarionet play- 
ers—inartistic though they may be— who 
frequent the residence districts of the city, 
than they possibly can do under the man- 
agement of an Adelina Patti in a crowded 
school room, aided by a piano frequently 
out of tune. 

In the same seven years about $100,000 
have been devoted to the study of physical 
culture. For the young girls the "wand 
exercise" has been the correct thing, and 
for those of larger ^rovjrth the "broom 
drill." During recess the little boys play 
tag and after school big and little hunt the 
vacant lot to play all kinds of games. The 
old Koman was right when he wrote "Mens 
Sana in corpore sano." But every child 
can have enough exercise at home at 
a cost of twenty- five cents— the price of a 



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dumb-bells, which will 



pair of wooden 
last for years. 

One peculiarity of the annual reports of 
the Board of Education i« the yearly plea 
for the retention of the study of the Ger- 
man language. It suggests that section of 
the Criminal Code which requires the 
presiding judge of the Criminal Court to 
call the attention of the grand ]ury at 
every term of court to the fact that run- 
ning a "bucket shop" is an offence against 
the peace and dignity of the people of ihe 
State of Illinois and must be inquired into 
by the twenty-three legally appointed in- 
quisitors. German has been taught in the 
public echools of this city as an "optional 
study" for over thirty years. On several 
occasions efforts were made to suppress it, 
but the question was diverted from one of 
alleged usefulness into one ot politics, and 
the pro-German faction took it up as seri- 
ously as if it were an attempt to impose 
upon the people a distasteful sumptuary 
law and the anti-German contingent was 
alw'ays defeated. The pro-German ele- 
ment however, does not propose to be 
cuilty of laches. The plea for its retention 
in the pnblic school curriculum comes 
with the same regularity as Christmas. 

G A Zimmerman, the Supervisor of 
German instruction in the public schools 
is the author of these elaborate pleas and 
also the compiler of a text book in Ger- 
man which is used in the Chicago schools. 
Thrifty professor ! He urges as one reason 
why German should be taught in the 
schools, the fact, as stated by Prof. 
Moulton, that 65 per cent of the words 
of the English language come from 
the Anglo-Saxon, and only 80 per cent 
from the Latin. And yet Mr. Zimmerman, 
in his annual pleadings, runs into Latinity 
with all the enthusiasm of a Johnsonite of 
the last century. " The Germans have 
the grandest literature of any nation of 
the world," says the sprightly Mr. Zim- 
merman, and he mentions Goethe, Schiller, 
I essing, Herder and Wietand to prove it. 
A much greater German scholar and more 
profound critic than Mr. Zimmerman can 
ever hope to be-Frederick fechlegel,whose 
lectures on the "History of Literature- 
are the delight of every cultivated person 
in Europe and America, makes no such 
claim Frederick the Great, the founder 
of the Prussian Kingdom, thought so little 
of German that he composed almost en- 



tirely in French, and took to his home at 
sans Souci, near Potsdam, the famous 
Voltaire for his friend, philosopher and 
guide ; and the cynical Frenchman found 
much pleasure and likewise gelt m pol- 
ishing the halting verse of the great Ho- 
henzollern. Prof. Z immerman should have 
read up before making the statements he 
did in his report for 1893. Therein he 
says • " In Canada, there are large num- 
bers of Germans, and yet French is the 
only other recognized language in the 
schools besides the English. Why V Most 
of the foreigners in Canada are French, 
hence French and not German is taught 
in those schools." Really this is unique. 
Canada was first settled by the French, 
and it was a French colony until captured 
by the English some years before the 
American Revolution. The French are 
not the foreigners. The English are. The 
treaty of Qaebec guaranteed the French 
all their existing religious and social rights. 
Hence both languages are in lawful 
use in the Canadian Parliament speeches 
are made in both tongues, and all 
laws are published m both lan- 
guages. There are not 500 Germans in 
French Canada; and in the Province of 
Ontario, the German population is found 
only in the County of Waterloo, which 
was settled by Hanoverians-who were the 
subjects of William IV of England. 

The cost of teaching German in the Chi- 
cago Public schools during the last seven 
years was as follows : 

JqT ^^^*'^^^ 

891 mooo 

rZ U8000 

fggg : 16M12 

\Zl 102,000 

Zt : W217 

1896: '''^''' 



In 1894, the cost was reduced by the 
abolition of the study in some of the lower 
grades. Since then, however, the expense 
has steadily increased. 

The commercial prosperity of (Chicago 
needs no German education. Probably 
half a dozen importing houses and as many 
banks require the services of a few corres- 
ponding and exchange clerks. The Ger- 
mans who come here are only too anxious 
to learn the English language, and their 
children in all their out-door sports play 



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11897. 



exclusively in English, jast as do the chil- 
dren of all other nationalities dwelling in 
our midst. In Germany they are now 
teaching English in all the schools, as the 
latter is the commercial language of nearly 
every city to which Germany exports her 
manufactures, the payment for which is 
made through exchange on London. 

Chicago has a large, growing and frugal 
Italian population. If there were slopiog 
hills in the vicinity of Chicago, and were 
the climate suitable for wine culture, the 
descendant of the Caesars might assume for 
himself a political prominence and demand 
the teaching of the "soft bastard Latin" in 
the public schools. He can point with 
pride to Dante, Petrarch, Tasso, Ariosto, 
Alfieri and others— scientists, statesmen 
and poets. Yet the Italian does not be- 
lieve that he is deprived of any rights or 
political prestige because his language is 
not taught in the public schools. 

The same may be said of the languages of 
Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Bo- 
hemia, and in fact all countries having a 
thoroughly national literature, whose peo- 
ple are represented in the cosmopolitan 
population of Chicago. Though Confucius 
was a great moral teacher, the Chinese, 
though not yet eitizms, have not clam- 
ored for the introduction oE that strange 
alphabet with which many of our people 
are familiar in connection with laundrv 
bills. 

All the philology that the average busi- 
ness man, mechanic, doctor or lawyer will 
care to know, except for purely scientific 
reasons, he can obtain from the common 
school education, which carries him far 
enough into the classics to read Caesar's 
Commentaries and Xenephon's Anabasis. 
What else may be wanting can be found 
readily in Webster's dictionary. 

If any modern language be required 
from a business point of view, to be taught 
in our public schools, it is uc questionably 
the Spanish. Our commercial relations with 
the Spanish speaking peoples of North 
and South Amerka are steadily increas- 
ing in importance. Already several lines 
of railroad connect the two great repuD- 
lics of this continent and the day is not 
far distant when the railway systems of 
both continents will be joined by a north 
and south railroad following the foot hills 
of the mountain range across the Isthmus 
of Panama. 



Already Chicago is furnishing mining, 
railroad and agricultural machinery and 
other heavy castings tor use in the sister 
republic. Our people are constantly 
going there in search of health, wealth and 
business. Many of our business houses 
would be too glad to extend their commer- 
cial affairs to Mexico and further south, 
could they obtain the services of bright 
young business men with a thorough 
knowledge of idiomatic Spanish, as it is 
spoken in Mexico and Central America. 
( See report of Pres. Cameron. ) The Span- 
ish language has a literature equally as 
brilliant as that of Germany. It has its 
novelists, dramatists, poets and historians. 
Those who are curious to know all about 
them are requested to consult Ticknor's 
"History of Spanish Literatura," Koscoe's 
"Spanish Novelists" or Schlegei'd "History 
of Literature." 

Curiously enough, Spanish was included 
in the high school curriculum as an optional 
study of equal importance with French or 
German, two years ago. From the high 
school course of study for the year 1897-98 
it has been omitted and the modern lan- 
guages are restricted to French and Ger- 
man. Why and in whose interest was the 
language of Cervantes thrown cut ? 

Still all the money that has been prac- 
tically wasted in the teaching of music, 
physical culture and German does not ac- 
count for the fact that the cost per pupil 
has increased from $13.20 in 1884 to $20.68 
in 1896. Unless the Board of Education 
can demonstrate that the education of to- 
day is more than 60 per cent better than 
was the education thirteen years ago, then 
it is clear that the public schools are not 
conducted upon economic or scientific 
principles. 

Mr, James H. Brayton, the Supervisor of 
Evening Schools, in his report for the year 

1893-4, says: 

"The total number of evenings of in- 
struction (which means the pay of one 
teacher for one evening), in 1892-3, was 
36,365, tne total number for 1893-4 was 
42,917. The total expense for the year was 
$135,730; for the former, $111,895. The cost 
per pupil on total enrollment was 27 cents 
less than for last year, and the cost per 
pupil on average attendance was $2.08 
less." He further says, and with emphasis: 

•' The great increase in our average 



December 13, J 



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[18«7. 



attendance, and the consequent decrease 
in cost on that hasis of $2.08 per pupil is 
largely due to the increased efficiency Qf 
our teachers. Tbe other factor m in- 
creased average attendance, and conse- 
quent decrease in cost, is the weather, 
which, in 1893-4, was not generally 
severe." 

So much for the manner in which the 
evening schools were run. There the at- 
tendance was not compulsory. In the day 
schools it is. Else why the necessity for a 
truant officer and corps of assistants. 

It is time the Board of Education should 
explain. Its members are only trustees, 
and like all other trustees, are not exempt 
from an accounting. 

The tax payers are entitled to the in- 
formation. 

Which was referred to the Special Com- 
mUteeonthe Condition of Chicago Sch^^^^^^^ 
in accordance with resolution of December 
6, 1897. 

A 1*1 Oazzolo presented an ordinance 

and rendering, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Biewer presented the claim of 
Adam T?app for loss of buggy, etc., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Biewer presented an ordinance ap - 
prtpriaUng^ie.OOO toward the House of 
Correction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Biewer presented an order to en- 
force 8 hour law at the House of Correc 
tion, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police 
Stations and Bridewell. 

Aid Hurt presented an order to refund 
Geo Schwitzner amount of wholesale 
liquor license, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Brenner presented the following 
order: 

Ordered That the Commissioner ot 
pS^lic Works is hereby directed to place a 
feYephoneTn the Track Elevation Commit- 
tee room. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 
Aifj O'Brien presented an order to pay 
rotstkntine Walczynski $1,926 on account 
Kla?y as police officer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Ballenberg Presented a protest 
against the proposed paving of Prairie 
avenue with brick, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid Ailing presented the claim of John 
H^mmeT for^ersonal iDJuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Gunther presented an order to re- 
bate to Joe Spangler amount paid for side- 
walk construction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a resolution for 
an estimatS of the cost of the removal of 
all center piers and the erection of bascule 
bridges at the following streets: Rush, 
StatrDearborn, Clark, Wells, Lake, Ran- 
doUb, WaVhiDgton, 'Madison, Monroe. 
Adams and Jackson, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Viaducts and Bridges. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders: , r. i. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
ssue permit to J. Irving Pierce for stair- 
way entrance on Clark street, northwest 
Corner of Clark and Randolph, known as 
Sherman house. 

Ordered That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Work^'be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Edward Grossman for 
evergreen canopy at 178 State street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works ' be and he isl^^^e^y directed to 
issue permit to Hannah & Hogg for oay 
wiSdow at 148 East Madison street, ac- 
cording to plans attached. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid Portman moved that the ordinance 
in favor of Geo. Bullen for a switch track 
n imno?s street, placed on file June 28, 
V? naee 511, be taken from file and re- 
fe??edt1, the committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 
The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMWITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finafkce, to whom was 
referred an ordinance for the issuance of 
certanboSds, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

reas-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 



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1135 



mm. 



Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa. Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
flaberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (84th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the issue of bonds. 

Wheeeas, There will be due on the first 
day of January, 1898, the following de- 
scribed bonds, which are existing valid ob- 
ligations of the City of Chicago, to- wit: 

Seven per cent municipal bonds, issued 
January 1st, 1868, known as Numbers 101 
to 200 "P," inclusive, of one thousand dol- 
lars each, in all 100 bonds, amounting to 
$100,C00.00, for the payment of which no 
appropriation has been made; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That for the purpose of 
supplying means to meet, said maturing 
bonds, new bonds of the City of Chicago 
for the aggregate amount of one hundred 
thousand ($100,000.00) dollars be issued 
and used to retire and satisfy the maturing 
bonds above specified. 

The Mayor and Comptroller of the City 
of Chicago are hereby authorized to issue 
said bonds and to negotiate the same at not 
less than par value. Said bonds shall bear 
date of 1st January, 1898, and be payable 
twenty (20) years from their date, with 
interest not to exceed the rate of four (4) 
per cent per annum^interest payable semi- 
annually; both principal and interest pay- 
able in the City of New York in United 
States gold coin of the present standard of 
weight and fineness. 



Section 2. That a sufficient direct tax 
shall be annually levied and collected to 
provide and be used for the payment of the 
interest on said bonds as it will fall dise» 
and for a sinking fund for the payme'^t 
and discharge of the principal of the 
bonds hereby authorized to be issued^ 
within twenty (20) years after the date of 
their issue. 

Section 3. The ordinance passed Oc- 
tober 25th, 1897, authorizing the issue of 
said bonds is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be im 
force from and after its passage. 



The same Committee to whom was r*v 
ferred an ordinance to provide for eerti- 
fication and examination of plumbers, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in th© 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Gunther, Kenna, Cook^ 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent^ 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy., 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt^ 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, BeilfusSj, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers^. 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry,, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler^ 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, SprouL 
Mavor, Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Hays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
an ordinance 
To provide for the examination and certifi- 
cation of plumbers. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the^ 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That any person now or 
hereafter engaging in or working at, or 
representing himself to be engaged in or 
working at, the business of plumbing in 
the City of Chicago, either as master 
plumber or employing plumber, or as a 



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1136 



[1897. 



Journeyman plumDer, shall first obtain a 
certificate therefor as hereinafter provided. 
Section 2. Any person desiring to en- 
gage in or work at the business of plumb- 
ing, either as a master plumber or employ- 
ing plumber, or as a journeyman plumber, 
shall make application to the Board of 
Examiners, hereinafter provided, for ex- 
amination, and shall, at such time and 
place as said Board may designate, undergo 
such examination as to his qualifiaations as 
said Board may direct. Said examination 
may be made in whole or in part in writing, 
and shall be of a practical and elementary 
character, but sufficiently strict to test the 
qualifications of the applicant. 

Section 3. There is hereby created a 
Board of Examiners of Plumbers, consist- 
ing of three members, one of whom shall 
be the Commissioner of Health, who shall 
be (ex officio) Chairman of the said Board 
of Examiners; a second member who shall 
be a master plumber and a third member 
who shall be a journeyman plumber. Said 
second and third members shall be ap- 
pointed by the Mayor, by and with the 
advice and consent of the City Council, on. 
the first Monday following the approval of 
this ordinance, or as soon thereafter as 
may be, and the said two members so ap- 
j)0inted shall hold office until the first 
Monday in May, 1898, and there- 
after the second and third mem- 
bers to be appointed on the said 
Board of Examiners shall be appointed by 
the Mayor, by and with the advice and con- 
sent of the Council, annually, on the first 
Monday of May in each year, and shall 
-hold their office for the term of one year, 
and until their successors are appointed 
and have qualified. The salary of each of 
the said second and third members of said 
Board shall be fifteen hundred ($1,600) dol- 
lars per year. 

Section 4. Upon the passage of this 
ordinance, the Mayor shall appoint, by 



and with the advice and consent of the City 
Council, a Secretary to said Board of Ex- 
aminers, whose duty it shall be to pre- 
serve and keep all books and papers be- 
longing to said Board, or which are re- 
quired by law to be filed with said Beard, 
and to do and perform such other service 
as. may be required by the said Board of 
Examiners. The person first appointed 
shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and 
with the advice and consent of the City 
Council, on the first Monday following the 
approval of this ordinance, or as soon 
thereafter as may be, and shall hold his 
office until the first Monday in May, 1899, 
and biennially thereafter. The salary of 
the said Secretary shall be fifteen hundred 
($1,500) dollars per year. 

Section 5. Said Board of Examiners 
shall, as soon as may be after appointment, 
meet at such time and place as the Com- 
missioner of Health may designate, and 
proceed to carry out the provisions of this 
ordinance. Said Board shall examine 
applicants as to their practical knowl- 
edge of plumbing, house drain- 
age and plumbing ventilation, and if 
satisfied as to the competency of any such 
applicant, and upon receipt of the fee, 
hereinafter prcTvided, the Board shall issue 
a certificate to such applicant, authorizing 
him to engage in or work at the business 
of plumbing, whether as master plumber 
or employing plumber, or as journeyman 
plumber, until the first day of May 
next following the date of the issue 
of such certificate. The fee for 
the examination and certificate of a 
master plumber or employing plumber 
shall be five dollars ($5.C0); for a journey- 
man plumber it shall be one dollar ($1.00), 
in each case to be renewed annually; 
provided, however, that if less time than a 
year shall intervene between the date of 
the issue of any certificate and the first day 
of May then next ensuing, a proportional 
part, only, of the respective fees provided 



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11897. 



herein, shall be demanded and paid from 
each person receiving such certificate. 
All fees received for said examinations 
and certificates shall be paid into the City 
Treasury. 

Section 6. Beginning with the first 
day of May, 1898, such examinations shall 
be held annually, and certificates pursuant 
to such examinations shall be issued an- 
nually, enabling the persons holding the 
same to work as such plumbers in the City 
of Chicago, until the first day of May then 
next ensuing; provided, however, that ex- 
aminations other than the annual exami- 
nations may be held at any time during 
the year. In all cases the fee shall be paid 
as provided in Section 5 of this ordinance. 
Section 7. The Commissioner of Health 
is hereby authorized to provide office room 
for the Secretary of said Board of Exam- 
iners, in the Department of Health; and 
all records of the said Board shall be part 
of the records of said Department of 
Health. 

Section 8. During the current fiscal 
year, and until the next annual appropria- 
tion shall have been made, the moneys 
necessary to ba expended for the pay- 
ment of salaries of the members of 
the Examining Board and of the 
Secretary of said Board, and all other 
necessary and legitimate expenses incur- 
red in carrying out the provisions of this 
ordinance, shall be paid by the City Comp- 
trollet out of moneys not otherwise ap- 
propriated; provided, however, the amount 
to be so paid shall not exceed the sum of 
five thousand dollars ($5,000). 

Section 9. The certificate herein pre- 
scribed for master plumber shall be ac- 
cepted in lieu of the examination pro- 
vided for in Section 1417 (fourteen and sev- 
enteen) of the Revised Code of Chicago, 
1897, which Section is hereby repealed, in 
so far as it is inconsistent or in conflict 
with the provisions of this ordinance ; but 



all other existing ordinances and sections 
of ordinances relating to plumbers and 
plumbing shall continue to be operative 
and in force, unaffected by the passage of 
this ordinance. 

Section 10. Any person violating, dis- 
obeying, neglecting or refusing to comply 
with any of the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, shall be subject, on conviction 
thereof, to a penalty of not less than five 
($5.00) dollars nor more than fifty ($50.00) 
dollars, and upon such conviction, or upon 
conviction of violation of any rules and 
reglations based thereon, the certificate 
may be revoked by the Mayor, on recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Health. 

Section 11. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

r,£°«f^°5?^^W^ "^^^^ ^^^ foregoing ordi- 
?H*i'*?',.^^^. ^^°"^' the Mayor, appointed 

Chas. C. Meyers, 
Frank Kennedy, 
A. K. Reynolds. 

pototaemr" '^"^'^ *" '""'™'- '° '•'« »P- 
The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was rp- 
ferred sundry claims for specml assess- 
ment rebates, submitted a report recom- 
^^e°^;ngtlie passage of an accompanying 

^ot3^* J^^^^^ ^^"^^^ .tliat the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. ^ 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 13th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claims of various ner- 
sons for rebates due on special assess- 
merits, having had the same undir 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
^'^^^}^^\^^^^^^hQi8 hereby authorized 
and directed to issue to each of the follow 



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me. named persons vouchers in the amounts 
set opposite their names, the same to be m 
full settlement of their claims for rebates 
on special assessments, and the Comp- 
troller is hereby directed to pay the same: 

M.Carroll ^ 2 40 

A. Lundberg ^ 1* 

Johnson 12 86 

41 50 



F. L. 
Fred Cody. 

Frank Lindman 20 75 

Louis Boedecker ^l ^^ 

29 30 



M. Gastel. 



John Poweks, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to repair and f place the 
Carter H. Harrison Bath House in proper 
condition, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The followinej is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the draft of an order for put- 
ting the Carter H. Harrison Bath House in 
repair, having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to trans- 
fer from moneys not otherwise appropri- 
ated, and place to the credit of the Health 
Department, the sum of $4,000, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary in repairing 
the Carter H. Harrison Bath House and 
putting the same in condition for public 

^®®* John Powers, 

• Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to pay expenses incurred 
at funeral of Aid. Henry Ludolph, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council Assenibled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



was referred sundry expenses incurred on 
account of the obsequies of Aid. Ludolph„ 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report ^nd recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized to pay, out ot 
moneys not otherwise appropriated, the 
expenses attendant upon the obsequies ot 
the late Aid. Ludolph, as follows: 

Theo. Speaber $ ^^ 00 

The North Shore Livery Company. . 36 00 

John C. Schubert cfe Co 155 00 

United States Manufacturing Com- 
pany 229 50 

John H. Hartwick 40 00 

E. J. McGeeney.... 49 00 

James Bradley ^^ 00 

Mandel Bros ^ 1^ 

W . J. Moxley Livery Company 8 00^ 

M. J. Costello 5 00 

Owen H. Fay Livery Company B5 00 

Marshall Field & Co 12 50 

JunglasBros 40 00 

Thomas J . O'Neill & Co 23 Oa 

John Powers, 
Chairman, 

also. 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of John Freeman for 
back salary, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the petition of John Freeman 
for back salary, having bad the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a requisition on the 
City Comptroller in favor of John Free- 
man for the sum of $666.64, being payment 
of back salary for the months of July, 
August, October and November, 1897, and 
charge the same to the Appropriation 
Fund, Salary Account; and the Comptrol- 
ler is authorized to pay the same. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 



The 



ALSO, 

same Committee to whom was re- 



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ferred an order to pay C. H. Hanson 
amount for making bicycle and vehicle 
tags, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 13th December, 1897. 
To the Mo/yor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Cowacil Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the draft of an order to pay 
to C. H. Hanson the amount of his bill 
rendered, for the making of bicycle and 
vehicle tags, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the order as submitted. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to C. H. Hanson, engraver, out of 
moneys not otherwise appropriated, the 
«um of $3,812.50, the sum being due him 
for the making of bicycle and vehicle tags, 
this amount of indebtedness having been 
contracted under authoritv of an ordinance 
licensing bicycles, vehicles, etc., passed 
July 12th, 1897. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Edward Courtney for 
back salary, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 

Aid. Powers moved that the report 
be deferred and published. 

Tbe motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicagain Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of Edward Court- 
ney for payment for one day's service, 
having had the same under advisement 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he IS hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Edward Courtnev, out of moneys 
?PL®*^®'^^^®® appropriated, the sum ot 
$i.uo, same being in settlement of his claim 
for compensation for one day's work, as 
recommended by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

JoHiT Powers, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Mrs. Rose Johnson for 
personal injurie8,'submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of Mrs. Rose John- 
son, asking compensation for personal in- 
juries, having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comntroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Mrs. Rose Johnson, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $200.00, 
the same to be in full settlement of her 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal injuries, as recommended by the 
City Attorney. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Mrs. Wm. McKenzie 
for personal injuries, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the petition of Mrs. Wm. Mc- • 
Kf^nzie, asking compensation for personal 
injuries, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Mrs. Wm. McKenzie, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $300.00, 
the same to be in full settlement of her - 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal in j uries received through a defective 
sidewalk, as recommended by the City At- 
torney; provided, she makes to the city a 
full and proper release of all further 
claims in this regard. 

OHN Powers, 

Chairman. 



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[1897. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of John Egan for personal 
injaries, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The.motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 4th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicaao in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of John Egan for 
compensation for personal injuries, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to John Egan, out of moneys not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of $75.00, 
the same to be in full settlement ot his 
claim against the city on account of per- 
sonal iD juries, as recommended by the 
City Attorney. 

John Powers, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Mrs. C. A. Ise for per- 
sonal icjuriep, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago. 13th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the petition of Mrs. C. A. Ise, 
asking compensation for personal injuries, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Mrs. C. A. Ise, out of moneys not other- 
wise appropriated, the sum of $200.00, the 
same to be in full settlement of her claim 
for personal injuries, received through a 
defective sidewalk, as recommended by 
the City Attorney. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee to whom was re- 



ferred the claim of D. McNamara for pay- 
ment of work, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deterred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 13th December, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicaao in Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of D. McNamara 
for payment for work done in 1893, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to allow judgment to be entered against 
the city, in favor of D. McNamara, in the 
sum of $624.75, and this will be his author- 
ity for so doing. ^ 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Paul F. Knefer for re- 
bate of builder's tax for water, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 13th December 1897. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred the claim of Paul F. Knefer 
for rebate of $28.55, builder's tax for water 
used in the erection of a certain building, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
fund to Paul F. Knefer the sum of $28.55, 
rebate on builder's tax for water used in 
the erection of building at 48 and 50 Har- 
mon court, in accordance with the recom- 
mendation of the Commissioner of Public 

^Works 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



also, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claims of Eugene Johnson, Asa 



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Miller, Sadie Anderson and August Roos, 
for personal id janes, submitted a report 
recommending tnat the eame be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claims of Bridget Donovan, 
Elizabeth Purcell and Margaret Kennedy 
for damages to property on account of 
track elevation, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of T. D. Murphy for re- 
moving shale rock, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of George Duddleston for 
damage to property on account of blast- 
ing, submitted a report recommending that 
the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Hugh Chittick for re- 
bate of water tax, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 



fz^TiiS ^^^^. Committee to whom was re~ 
terred the claim of J as. Kennedy for rebate 
of water rates, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of E. B. Smith for rebate 
of water tax, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailea. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was re^ 
ferred the claims of Geo. Kasmussen 
and I. Baker for rebates of saloon licenses, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to purchase one dozen 
copies of Roberts' Rules of Order, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re» 
port. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 



JUIMCIAEY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an ordinance compelling 
contractors giving bond to the city in a* 
sum exceeding $1,000 to have the sam© 
signed by some surety company, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Walker moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License, to whom was 
referred an ordinance prohibiting the sale 
of patent medicines containing morphine* 
cocaine, opium, etc., submttted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Kiolbassa moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailea. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 13th, 1897^ 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citw 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License to whom was 
referred ordinance patent medicine 
containing morphine, cocaine or opium, 
prohibiting sale of in city, having had the 



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same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend that same be passed. 
Peter Kiolba.ssa, 
Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Relating to the sale of patent medicines 
containing morphine, cocaine, opium or 
any harmful ingredient. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
KJity of Chicago : 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any 
person, firm or corporation doing business 
in the City of Chicago to have exposed for 
sale, or to sell to any person, firm or cor- 
poration any patent medicines containing 
morphine, cocaine, opium or any harmful 
ingredient. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration who shall violate Section 1 of 
this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be 
fined not less than twenty- five dollars 
($26) or more than one hundred dollars 
<$100) for each and every offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and official publication. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance prohibiting the use of 
toells.gongs, etc., larger than four inches in 
diameter, by peddlers, hawkers, etc., sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed. 

Aid. Kiolbassa moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the reportt 

Chicago, December 13th, 1897. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on License, to whom 
was referred an ordinance (peddlers, itin-- 
erants, merchants, etc.), prohibiting use ot 
bells, gongs, etc., on public streets, exceed- 
ing four inches in diameter, having had 
same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend that the same be passed. 
Peter Kiolbassa, 
Chairman. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That no peddler, itinerant, 
street merchant, or other person, shall use 
upon the streets of Chicago, for the purpose 
of attracting custom, any bell exceeding 
four (4) inches in diameter. 

Section 2. In no instance shall any 
such peddler, itinerant, street merchant or 
other person, use or operate but one bell 
with each wagon or other vehicle at any 
one time, by ringing the same by hand or 
mechanically; provided, this ordinance 
shall not apply to the use of steam rail- 
roads of proper signals of warning. 

Section 3. Any person or persons vio- 
lating the provisions of this ordinance, 
shall be subject to a penalty of not more 
than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for each 
offense or less than $5. CO. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and legal publication. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an order to permit the Vorkeller 
Gun Club to use shootinti grounds between 
Kedzie avenue, C, G. T. K. K., Archer 
avenue and 38th street, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Kiolbassa moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 13th, 1897. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Coicncil Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred order, Vorkeller Gun Club, 
nermit to use grounds between Kedzie 
avanup, C. G. T. K. K., Archer avenue a,nd 
38th street, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that same be passed. 

Ordered, That the Chief of Police beand 
he is hereby directed to permit the Vro- 
keller Gun Club to use grounds situated 
between Kedzie avenue and Grand irunk 
railroad, Archer avenue and 88th street as 



December 13, j 

a shooting grounds, the same being pron- 
erly fenced in. & i^ y 

Peter Kiolbassa, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a petition for the establishment of a 
prohibition district ia certain territory, as 
follows: Douglas Park on the east and 
north, alley west of Sawyer avenue on the 
west, and the alley north of Ogden avenue 
on the south, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Kiolbassa moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
amending an ordinance for the elevation of 
io^^oM.,^^ Kockwell street, passed January 
10, 1897, so as to provide for the vacation of 
a part of Rockwell street, between Monroe 
street and Harvard street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred mi order to 
permit E.G. De Witt & Co. to build a coal 
vault at 205 LaSalle avenue, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying substitute order. 

Aid. u'Malley moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 6th, 1897. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in Council AssemMed : 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
^^ \ S* "^^^ ^^s referred an order to 
permit EC. De Witt & Co. to build a coal 
ll^L^^ No. 205 LaSalle avenue, having 
had the same under advisement beg leave 
10 report aud recommend the passage of 
an accompanying substitute order. 

Ordered by the City Council of the City 

P„M^*S^^; '^^^^^^ ^^« Commissioner of 
Public Works grant a permit to E. C. De 
i89rt't?i c?^' ^° accordance with Paragraphs 
nf i«Q7^^?^' inclusive, of the Revised Code 
SLt?^^^-'^? P^^^i ^ coal vault under the 
alley adjoining 203 and 205 La Salle ave- 



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nup, the said vault to be five feet wide by 
twenty feet long. 

Thos. J. O'Ma^lley, 

Chairman. 

a. f. portman, 

William Mangler, 

Fred W. Alwart. 



REPORTS OF SPECIAL COWIIVIITTEES. 

The Special Committee,appointed to con- 
fer with Chief of Police Kipiey as to police 
uniforms, etc., submitted a report as fol- 
lows: 

Aid. Mclnerney moved that the report be 
published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

To His Honor the Mayor, and City 
Council, City: 

Gentlemen— Your comraiftee to whom 
was referred a certain resolution passed by 
your honorable body at our last meeting 
in reference to an order of the Chief of 
Police, beg leave to report, that we have 
had a conference with Mr. Kipiey and he 
courteously consented to carry out the 
views of the Council and to some extent 
the suggestions of your committee, and 
has issued the following order. If as we 
were informed by Mr. Kipiey, there is a 
c oth equally good as the Burlington Mills 
cloth, we think that the public interest 
would be subserved if the order of De- 
cember 4, 1897, were modified so as to 
allow the use of either cloth and thus pro- 
mote competition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jno. M. Harlan, 

Wm S. Jackson, 

M. M. McInerney. 



Department op Police, ) 
Chicago, Dec. 4, 1897. S 
General Order ]!q^o. 39— 

General Order No. 21, dated August 6th, 
1897, relating to the purchasing of uni- 
forms from Work Bros. & Co ., is hereby 
rescinded. 

The Burlington Mills cloth, from which 
the uniform garments of the Department 
have been made the past fifteen years, 
will continue to be the regulation cloth, 
and inspectors are instructed to notify 
each officer applying for a specification to 



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[1897. 



obtain this cloth of the following weights 
for different garments. 

Ounces . 

For overcoats ^^ 

For dress coats (smooth finish) 22 

For pants (doe skin) 26 

For blouse suits 1^ 

The officers of the Department will use 
their own discretion in the selection of the 
tailor to manufacture their uniforms. 

Jos. KiPLEY, 

General Superintendent. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Alwart, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., on order to per- 
mit Nelson Morris & Co. to lay switch 
track across Hawthorne avenue, deferrfd 
and published November 22, 1897, page 96b. 

Aid. Alwart moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas-Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jar^kson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt, 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo. Duddleston, Kah- 
ler, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Malcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor. Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 
^aiys— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That Nelson Morris & Com- 
pany be and hereby are granted the right 
and privilege to lay, operate and maintain 
a side or switch track in and across Haw- 
thorne avenue, from a point 110 feet north- 
westerly of the northwest corner of Lot 
thirty-eight (38) of Block seventy-two ( <2) 
of Elston's Addition in Section five (o). 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
fourteen (14) Ea'et of the Third Prmcipai 
Meridian, connecting with the r'^^t of way 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railroad Company's tracks and running to 
the west line of Lot thirty-eight (38) ot 
Block seventy-two (72) aforesaid, m ac- 
cordance with the plat attached hereto and 
made a part hereof. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mulcahy, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D., on ordinance 
in favor of A. D. Baldwin for a switch 



track across Paulina and 4*th streets, de- 
ferred and published November 15, 1897, 
page 866. 

Aid. Mulcahy moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Cough lin, Kenna, Gunther, Cook, 
Fitch, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent, 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy, 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Klenha, Hurt. 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston. Kah- 
l^r, Francis, Maypole, Little, Beiltuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son, Walsh, Rogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Alwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
iPoriman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Rector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Inerney, Mowrer, Reichardt, Sproul, 
Mavor. Nelson, Howell, Wiora, Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 
NaT/8— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chieago: 

First— That permission be and hereby is 
granted unto A. D. Baldwin, of the City 
of Chicago,! to lay down, maintain and 
operate one railroad switch track upon and 
across Paulina street at a point about two 
hundred and fifty feet south of the south 
line of Forty-third street; also across 
Forty-fourth street, at a point about four 
hundred and sixty feet west of the west 
line of Ashland avenue, as a continuation 
and extension of switch track already con- 
structed across Forty-third street under 
prior ordinance of the City of Chicago. 

Second-The said A. D. Baldwin shall 
keep such portion of said streets as shall be 
so occupied by said switch track in good 
order and repair, under the supervision of 
the Department of Public Works and shall, 
in all respects, comply with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago in the maintenance 
and operation of said switch track. 

Third— This permission and authority is 
made upon the further condition that said 
A. D. Baldwin shall give bond, in the sum 
of five thousand dollars, with one or two 
sureties, to be approved by the Mayor, 
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harmless of and from all damages, costs 
and expenses whatsoever arising from this 
grant. 

Fourth— The rights and privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine on the 
18th day of October, A. D. 1917. 

Fifth— This ordinance shall be in force 
from and alter its passage. 

The Clerlr on motion of Aid. Ballenberg, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Civil Service on order to allow another ex- 
amination for ex-policemen, deferred and 
published Novemder 29, 1897, page 1017. 

Aid. Ballenberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

R'i^h''^r;r''"^^!'°\ ^®^^^' Gunther.Cook, 
^ 1?5; ^^'°.^' •J?,'*l^.^°' Ballenberg, Kent 
Cloidr, ftlanin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy 
Mefk, Bennett (8th ward), Kienha, Hurt 
Miller^ Biewer, Gazzolo, DuddlestoA, Kah- 
7/"jhr, ^H^' ^Wole, Little, Beilfuss, 
?.^^w^°2®^^.^°' T""«' Kiolbassa, Knud- 
w."ho^^''*''o^^^^^^' Brennan, Powers, 
S«?^^^v^°',^'^«bsi'^lwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O' Ma ley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch,Schiake, Cannon, Butler 
Kimbeli, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
Ineruey Mowrer, Keichardt, Sproul, 

Sin ?qi^'J^^'''°^ Howell, Wiora. Math" Benl 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, At a recent examination 
for policemen, held before the Civil Ser- 
vice Commission of the City of Chicago, 
a number of experienced and competent 
ex-policemen were unable to take the 
examination on account of lack of no- 
tice and for other reasons; and 

. Whereas, Said ex policemen have, 
through long and faithful service to the 
City of Chicago, qualified themselves as 
good officers, and the city, in being de- 
prived of their service, loses good and 
efficient men. 

Be it ordered. That the Civil Service 
Commission be requested to at once give 
another examination so that said ex- 
police officers may have an opportunity 
to qualify and obtain positions upon the 
eligible lists. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. McCarthy, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
^X^^^^l^^^l^^'^est for school sites to the 
O Toole school, deferred and published 
November 29, 1897, page 1016. 

x\ld. McCarthy moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

reas— Couyhlin, Kenna, Guather, Cook, 
n!*^?: ^}^^^^' Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphy 
Meek, Bennett (Srh ward), Klenna, Hurt 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
yToV^^^T^ Maypole, Little, Beilfuss, 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa 
Knudson, Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Pow- 
ers, Haberkorn, Probst, Aiwart, Plotke, 
Mangier, O'Malley, Lyman, ' Walker 
Barry, Portman, flirsch, Schlake, Canaon, 
Butler, Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mul- 
cahy, Mclnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, 
Sproul, Mavor Nelson, Howell, Wiora 
Math, Bennett (34th ward) -64. ^ * " •*' 
Nays— l^one. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized 
to purchase for the use of schools the lot 
north of and adjoining the O' rooie School 
premises, situated on Bishop street, hav- 
ing a frontage of 25 feet by a depth of 125 
teet, together with all buildings and im- 
provements thereon, for the sum of $1 000 
subject to general taxes after the year 1896* 
also to purchase the lot located 25 feet 
north of the O' Toole School premises, sit- 
uated on Bishop street, having a frontage 
of 25 feet by a depth of 125 feet, together 
with all buildings and improvements 
thereon, for the sum of $1,300. subject to 
general taxes after the year 1896. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. O'Brien 
presented the report of the Committee on 
schools, on request for a school site for.and 
an addition to the Motley School, deferred 
aiid published November 29. 1897, page 

Aid O'Brien moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

R',•f^S^*^;P''"^^^*^' ^^°^*' Gunther, Cook, 
F tcb, Ailing, Jackson, Ballenberg, Kent 
Cloidt, Martin, O'Brien, Brenner, Murphv 
Meek, Bennett (8th ward), Kienha, Bur't 
Miller, Biewer, Gazzolo, Duddleston, Kah- 
ier, francis. Maypole, Little, Beilfuss. 
Ziehn, Anderson, Tuite, Kiolbassa, Knud- 
son Walsh, Kogers, Brennan, Powers, 
Haberkorn, Probst, Aiwart, Plotke, Man- 
gier, O'Malley, Lyman, Walker, Barry, 
Portman, Hirsch, Schlake, Cannon, Butler, 
Kimbell, Kector, McCarthy, Mulcahy, Mc- 
lnerney, Mowrer, Keichardt, Sproul. 

^^y?o!..?^^®®'^\^«'^^^^'^iora. Math, Ben- 
nett (34th ward)— 64. 

Nays— None. 



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The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptrol- 
ler be and they are hereby authorized to 
purchase, for the use ot schools L^^t 18, 
Block 4. Tavlor's Subdivision ot Block!, 
Assessor's Division of the east half, north- 
west quarter, Section 8. Township 39, 
Kange 14. Ekst of the Third Principal 
Meridian, having a frontage of twenty^ tour 
feet on North Ada street by a depth of 
100 feet extending back to alley ten f